Griff writes to Ida proclaiming that he writes best after 11PM as "we call live in one room and even one 'bit of family' can disturb."
He mentions Paul the pope and how he keeps the flies away on their walks but that it is much less effective in the hills.
He visited her father when work closed early at the travel agency but then got caught in a storm on the way home. He then fell asleep after a boring book but before his tea, "there is much to be said for the Spanish Siesta."
Ida's visited a fortune teller who prophesised she would have a romance with a Frank, "if ever you introduce me to a 'Frank' I shall fall at your feet in a dead faint," he dramatically promises. He petulantly decrees that "I have decided I don't care for the name at all."
He arranges to meet her and offers some cinema options of Gulliver's Travels and the Wizard of Oz, "I enjoyed 'Gulliver' though, but thought the other just too potty." Fair enough.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
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Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.