Pub Lunch

chefsRather a cloudy, breezy day today. The sea was calm though. We went to our final art class of this sector. I did one of the Indian watercolour set that I’ve been doing for a long time now. Ladies with flowing saris and scarves. Didn’t think this one was one of my best. Looks more like a man in a sari!!! I’ve got the waist wrong LOL. Bob finished his Japanese lady and started on a small one of a rhino. Viv came round and chose which of our pictures should go in the exhibition. She took most of mine and is still raving on about the Indian man.
Went to the Golden Lion pub for lunch. Bob had a steak and kidney pudding that was really massive and looked delicious. I had a ploughman’s platter which was not that great. We watched a bit of the Olympics on the tvs there. Amazing displays of ski boarding.
I then went out on the back deck for a while with my kindle but really it was too windy. I stayed out for about an hour but gave in eventually and moved inside.
Caught a lecture from one of the guest artists, Roy Wolfe, talking about playing the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera in Germany and Australia. Very interesting.
Formal night tonight so we were in our best bib and tucker again. It does look fabulous to see everyone dressed up around the ship. Very glamourous. I had escargots and beef wellington for dinner.
After dinner we went to Roy Wolfe’s final show this voyage. He has the most amazing voice. Tonight he largely did operatic and classic songs including some Neapolitan songs, Nat King Cole, Cole Porter, and grand opera numbers from Carmen, The Barber of Seville and Turandot. He came down into the audience when he was singing O Sole Mio and sang it to me, holding my hand. LOL . Being so close, I could really feel the power of his voice. Amazing. It must be wonderful to be able to open your mouth and have this massive, beautiful sound come out.

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