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Bits And Pieces [May. 10th, 2016|12:23 pm]
Tony Grist
1. Today marks the third anniversary of us moving in with my mother. In the interim we've sold our own house and become acclimatised- indeed naturalised- to the South East. None of this was ever part of what I had projected for my old age, but it's all good.

2. We've treated ourselves to the Globe Theatre's "Happy 400th Deathday, Shakey" big box set. It arrived this morning: 21 plays- including some of the less usual ones- like Love's Labours Lost- and one or two legendary productions like the all-star Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.

3. It was my daughter who reminded me about kids liking postcards. So now I've got the habit: go somewhere cool, buy cards, send to grandchildren. We were at Herstmonceux Castle yesterday- and today I wrote and posted the cards. I remember it's something my own grandparents doing. My grandfather took lots of exotic business trips and most of his cards had aeroplanes on them; I suppose he bought them at the airport. I received so many- one way and another- I was given an album to keep them in.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2016-05-10 11:49 am (UTC)
I wish I'd bought the Globe box set. But when I bought the first few plays I didn't realise quite how good they were going to be be!

I loved my postcard collection as a child.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 11:55 am (UTC)
I don't suppose everything in the box set is going to be pure gold, but we'll see...

I don't have the album any longer because it fell to pieces but I think I still have a few of the postcards that were in it.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-05-10 11:52 am (UTC)
If you ever find that album of aeroplane postcards, and want a good home for it...

I love writing postcards. It's an essential part of every holiday.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 11:56 am (UTC)
I'm afraid the album fell to pieces long ago but I may still have a few of the cards.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-05-10 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed by how high-powered your grandfather must have been to have all those business trips by air!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 05:46 pm (UTC)
He was a director, I think that's the word, of an Anglo-American engineering firm. I think his trips were mainly between London and New York.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2016-05-10 12:45 pm (UTC)
Not just kids, my favorite professors send me postcards! Your grandkids will remember and someday tell their grandkids.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 03:09 pm (UTC)
I would be nice if they did...
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-05-10 02:26 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the postcard reminder. We have a grandson and 1.5 great-grandchildren (granddaugher is expecting again).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 03:11 pm (UTC)
Postcards are fun. It looked for a while as if email and twitter and all those things might kill them off- but it hasn't happened yet.
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[User Picture]From: lora_diary
2016-05-10 05:18 pm (UTC)

It is a great thing to send post cards in our days. I have a big box with postcards from relatives. It looks like greetings from childhood.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, postcards are great.
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[User Picture]From: nineweaving
2016-05-10 05:48 pm (UTC)
The Globe set is pretty darned fabulous. I've watched a dozen plays so far and haven't hit a dud. Maybe I'm lucky...

Nine
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-05-10 07:07 pm (UTC)
So you've watched more than half the set already- good going!
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