I’ve only ever sung karaoke twice, and both times I sung Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.Flat Iron

Which brings me to one of the reasons there hasn’t been any activity here for a couple of weeks: I’ve been away in New York! My wife and I spent six nights there on holiday just after Easter.

Much walking and browsing and finding a nice place to eat or stop for coffee. A zoo, a museum, a rhythmic show in East Village, an art gallery, a stroll through Central Park. Grand Central.

A ferry, and back again. A bridge, but only half way. Pancakes and syrup in diners with booths. New shoes.

Donuts and subway rides and cameras at the ready. We look and feel like tourists, but that’s ok. We are tourists.

A couple of legal aliens having a great time.