April in Paris

G & D. T

Dear Mr Blair,
Thank you for your letter, received this morning, welcoming us back from our visit to the opera and Paris.
Everything went very well.  The hotel was perfectly situated, and very comfortable.  The staff were very friendly, and we would go there again, even if we were not going to the opera. The opera seats were excellent, and the soloists superb.  It was rather an oddly dark production, all in modern dress, with the peasant girls dressed in overalls, as office cleaners.  The soloists could have done with just a little more spotlighting, as it was often hard to see who was actually singing.  Nevertheless, it was a splendid evening, and the special birthday was properly celebrated!

Thank you so much for organising every thing so splendidly.