Griff tells Ida the seconds between their last meeting (324,000) and "I was most touched that it seemed a long time to you, too." He was pleased he got to see the cricket, though. He will plan their outings better next time, less time waiting for tickets and more time enjoying a walk.
He comments on the historical fairness of the film Marie Antoinette and the qualities of different kinds of dresses. He comments also on speciality dishes he knows of through his journeys with the travel agents.
He refers to the whist drive at Birch church, in aid of the church and the choir, and is hoping not to go, believing he gives enough for the choir anyway.
He admits he spotted a pretty blonde on his journey "but I hope you didn't think I was classing myself with the Don Juan's of the travel party." He claims to have "succeeded in remembering where I had seen the man who was lying on the river bank. He is a client of the old firm, and we used to book him to Germany. A year or two ago he married a German girl and they have not been to Germany since, so they may not be Nazis. In fact, I think there are traces of Jewish blood in both of them."
He invites her to a play.
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.