Griff writes to Ida when he returns from a trip with the travel agency. He hopes she has enjoyed the party she attended, desires a description of her dress "and of the party if you wish, from the non-personal angle, leaving out the bits about the attractive dance-partners whom you meet."
He admits that he hasn't rehearsed some of the songs he was supposed to and promises to not get in her way too much while her friend Peggy visits. He would however, like to tag along with the trip to the Paramount with her music students.
Their friend Mrs A. "is still worrying about Tommy [her son] and the general lack of peace in the world. It is rather uncivilised at present." Tommy ended up serving in WW2 in Europe.
He discusses clothes and his bad luck in finding things that fit him well, the trials of tight collars for a singer but "I am sure not all adam's apples are insightly, for I have often looked at yours with quite opposite feelings."
Shares the details of Beethoven concert on the radio and relays the details of his trip to Europe. He sings the praises of the Hook Continental train as they travelled to the Netherlands and through to Belgium, back to London where he takes his colleague on a tour of London. He assures her that "I did not notice the Dutch girls and didn't want to anyway."
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.