Getting ready for dinner in honor of Ted Hughes (former poet laureate)
25 people for dinner in the upstairs room at Stubbings Wharf.
Guest speaker was Tony Buzan,(who developed mind mapping), long-time friend of Ted Hughes . . . and
Tony Buzan on the right
. . .Lorraine Gill, Australian artist extraordinaire and former friend of Ted Hughes. I’m sitting next to Julia, ice skater and a former professor of English Literature at Bradford University.
Lorraine and I talked about her upbringing just outside Alice Springs in the Australian Outback and her trips to Uluru (Ayres Rock) with Aborigine guides. I think my composition entitled ‘Uluru’ from my ‘Outback’ collection would go well with her paintings.