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Surprise! It's raining in Manchester. But Griff assured Ida that "the fire is large and there is a suggestion of a nice cup of tea."
he's going to support the Guides it sounds like, at a meeting in the Town Hall (her sister Elsa was a Guide leader) but Griff bows out saying "the only objection I have to meetings is the Crowd." But he is perfectly happy to sit through a concert or attend the cinema.
He'd go with her to the Tatler News Theatre, he says.
He discusses card games and radio broadcasts.
"I plead a lack of experience" he says, and takes Ida's word that "women are difficult to deal with at times." Sure sure sure.
He mentions Maurice Clare who works as a violin teacher at the Matthay who is planning to leave for Australia on a "project". He hopes that if she follows him there, Griff "could put in some smashing work" if he was allowed to tag along.
She hopes there will be no war. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Ida, but... yeah.
Griff admits to thinking too much and suggests that "most people with imaginations do think quite a lot" for "we must dodge boredom." With boredom comes people who "ooze depression". However, life is much better since he can see her more.

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.
Artefact added : 22nd January 2021
by rncmarchives
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