Griff writes to Ida reviewing his week according to R.H. Naylor's Tendencies for Everybody. Naylor was the inventor of sun signs in astrology and published his predications in newspapers in 1937.
Griff hopes the concert in January will go well is hopeful that Edward Kilenyi will perform well and reckons that Richard "Tauber is really very good technically, but I do like the Italian style better."
Griff is taking an indoor cigarette break to write to her, as he has given up smoking outside.
He gives his opinion of a concert they attended but "I enjoyed also the rude to Lapwing Lane [her house] and the supper, rather more than the concert really."
With more traffic now around Didsbury, he asks her to be extra careful on her walks.
He urges her to take it easy and not to write such long letters when he knows she's at the end of term at the Matthay School and it's so busy. "You may write with chalk on brown paper for all I care, so long as you do write," but that writing so much when she's busy "is sheer disobedience (thank you very much for being disobedient this time)."
She is going to see "The Amazing Dr Clitterhouse" at the Rusholme Theatre. He hopes she screams the house down so that they are forced to do renovations.
The Hallé choir are singing new music, "new or newish music is always popular with the Hallé, just a little exercise in sight reading - and some of them are very hot indeed."
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.