While in England, I attended two Manchester United matches, both in the Europa VIP Suite. The match against Queens Park Rangers, which I saw with my cousin Alison, was a comfortable 4-0 romp. The match against West Ham, which I saw with my cousin Karen, was a nailbiter. The lads came away with a 2-1 win. Gutsy effort after Rooney's shocking dismissal.
Manchester United v. QPR - Old Trafford, September 14, 2014 (view from Directors' Box)
Manchester United players leaving field after 4-0 victory over QPR - Old Trafford, September 14, 2014 (view from Directors' Box)
Michael Carrack signing autographs in the VIP lounge before West Ham match - September 27, 2014
Players walking onto field, Manchester United v. West Ham - September 27, 2014
Karen's dreamboat and Man of the Match Rafael with us in the VIP lounge after West Ham match - September 27, 2014
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In London, another visit to my favorite museum in England - The V&A, and my first time at the Courtauld Gallery. As always, I loved the collection of art glass at the V&A. I visited the Courtauld mainly to see the Jasper Johns: Regrets exhibition, which was excellent. I was also delighted to see Kandinsky's "Red Circle", Seurat's "Bridge of Courbevoie" and Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear".
On my last night in Europe, I enjoyed a great West-End revival of Evita. Madalena Alberto was fabulous, more than up to a tough role. Ask Madonna how tough.