Monday miscellany

Another of my occasional “what have we been up to lately” posts…

With the end of summer fast approaching we finally made it to an open-air performance, and I managed to visit an exhibition I’ve been meaning to see at the Met for months, just days before it closed. We spent the Labor Day weekend visiting a friend in Chicago, and the 9/11 anniversary weekend singing two different requiems at St Bart’s. Continue reading

May miscellany

May seems to have been and gone in a flash, hurried along by us spending its first two weeks in England. So far, June has felt more wintry than summery (Jun-uary, as one friend described it earlier), and it seems amazing that last week was a full 20F warmer. I’m sure this cold snap won’t last long, and soon we’ll be complaining about the humidity once again, but meanwhile it’s nice to look back on warmer weeks.

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Thrice happy

One of my favourite summer activities is going to the Globe Theatre and, despite this being our third summer in New York, this will be the first year I haven’t managed to see any of their plays since 2002. However, New York isn’t exactly devoid of Shakespeare, and the summer here offers many different opportunities to view his plays both indoors and out. In our usual slightly haphazard fashion we managed to see three in the same week, so here follows a digested view of what we thought about them all… Continue reading