028.December 4

Nottingham, UK

We went to a pantomime of Aladdin at the Nottingham Playhouse. It is a huge comic routine that they do every Christmas with a lot of singing and dancing. It was really fun. They were doing an amazing amount of ad-libbing that was annoying some of the actors, and making them forget their lines, but they were quite professional about everything.


Hello All, once again. Perhaps a great many of you didn't know that I was gone. Well I'm back. I spent the last three weeks visiting friends on the sea and over it. I was given great hospitality, and now you can again reach me when the need becomes dire. As usual, I was looking at castles, plays, and the bottom of a pint. I thought of you all nearly every moment as it quickly passed. I'd send a favorite photo, but I won't be near my computer to down or upload them for a few days. You can reach me in Minneapolis or St. Paul until perhaps the weekend on my cell phone. I look forward to hearing all your winter plans. Happy Holidays. Thanks for always being there when I needed you, I realized over this trip how much I value good friends. I sent no postcards, for which I apologize. But I brought a good deal of chocolate back, for the first ones who contact me to claim their fair share. I hope I can pass on greetings from all those I saw, like Sam, Josh, Peter, Hillary, Scott, Erin and Charlie in NYC, Malcolm, Kate, and Kehry in London, Brigid in Glasgow, and Clare in Cambridge. Sounds like the cast of a childrens' book.


We spent the night cleaning the house, mostly upstairs, getting our guest room nearly ready for anyone who may come to visit us. No matter how much we do, there is always so much more to arrange and store. We watched Harry Potter 3rd Year before bed.