Geoffrey Griffiths has visited Ida Carroll a few times lately, "a doubtful treat for the family," and is planning to take her to the cinema.
He is likely to have a walk and drink alone, and muses coyly/oddly over a woman he plans to meet (Ida herself), "She is lovely - the woman, not the inn or the beer, which are neuter gender in English and masculine in French, Italian and Spanish, for all I know or care. Such nice ears, eyes, lips, a nice nose and a nice chin."
He listened to the radio adaptation of the new Greta Garbo film, "Ninotchka". Thomas Beecham, Hallé conductor, presented some "very tasty, very sweet" Delius on the radio, too.
It seems Ida has asked him about seeing "an armless cathedral singer; maybe the surplice is a suitable medium for hiding it."
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.