Ida had praised Griff's efforts at a recital and it has inspired him to try harder. He has so far refused a solo at church and "felt as though I'd let you down by refusing." He's doubtful of the friendliness of Birch church relations between choir and congregation. "I have reasons to question the existence of honest Christian fellowship in members of choir and congregation," having worked with all of its manifestations.
She's seemed to have suggested he would be a great manager of a hotel, which he agrees with. He certainly enjoys reading about them - fact and fiction. He explores destinations on southern railway lines, and reckons that is he had a hotel "with a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, the ultimate reward should be good, very good."
He's only played Pontoon twice, the first time "on a rather tiresome train in France" and should encourage a return to Rummy.
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.