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2013 New York City

A note on my travelogues When Michael and I travel overseas, I have been in the habit of writing emails to our friends. These seem to have taken on a life of their own as ‘friends of friends’ ask to be added to the mailing list. I then get emails from people who I have […]

2013 New York City Letter 1

New York, New York! Tuesday, 15 October 2013 2:32 pm Dear all, For the first time ever, I’m not sure I’m up to writing travelogues! They say New York never sleeps and we now understand why….. Well, we love it, could move here in an eye blink, just need a sugar daddy to fund it. […]

2013 New York City Letter 2

conquering New York Saturday, 19 October 2013 3:47 pm I think New York might be conquering us, for we aged boys have little hope if conquering it! I now have a morning routine of getting up early and pounding the pavements around Chelsea and West Village, it seems I can’t wean myself from the high […]

2013 New York City Letter 3

a luncheon to remember Sunday, 20 October 2013 3:19 pm The very much-delayed report on Lunch at Eleven Madison Park ….as ever, I’m running behind in fully reporting on our travels and eating habits. However I issue a health warning, if you’re not into food, perhaps move on now! But for the rest of you […]

2013 New York City Letter 4

conquering Norma who conquered New York Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:02 am The saga continues…. Well, I ran out of puff before I could get to Norma, it’s an opera, by Bellini, so it’s very dramatic and like all opera’s ends in tears. Its all about a Roman Consul to Gaul (France) who was in […]

2013 New York City Letter 5

plodding along on the pushbike honey…….. Sunday, 27 October 2013 3:39 am No, we have given up bikes, well for the time being, his bruises have almost gone. We left you with a hint of our trip to The Frick, it’s been fricking difficult to say the least, our guide book has let us down […]

2013 New York City Letter 6

We greatly in need of foot baths or should we just catch cabs? Thursday, 31 October 2013 3:09 am They say age shall not weary them, but they forgot to give advice on how to deal with aching feet, are our ageing feet condemned? ….. a few glasses of wine later and the pain is […]

2013 New York City Letter 7

……the end is nigh, but we still have another 10 days Tuesday, 5 November 2013 4:43 pm There’s a sort of unmentioned panic starting to setting in around us, will we get to do it all?, see everything? Will New York fall apart without us? If we can’t do it all, what should we drop? Are […]

2013 New York City Letter 8

The final race to get it all done, or would it be better called the final leg of the REAL New York Marathon Friday, 8 November 2013 2:48 pm I miss-named the last email, it was really only seven days left it just took me three days to write the darn thing! The prize for […]

2013 New York City Letter 9

What we have missed we will do next time, for there surely will be a next time Wednesday, 13 November 2013 6:15 am The final chapter, Well we did sex, and we have done religion, the only thing we did not do was politics, but I no longer think it is a taboo subject in […]