Welcome back to a new week in a new month! This weekend I visited my hometown for an all-girls weekend, with opera, cava and a three-course dinner in a fancy restaurant.
I managed to do some airport knitting while on my way to the west coast. It should have been another thin wool sweater, but I am out of time. In two weeks we have another Christening (cousin C.), and I need a fast knit so I am sure to finish it in time for the sweater to be part of the gift. I’ll let you in on the knitting facts as soon as I am done with it. But for now, let’s just say that knitting a baby sweater on 4mm needles is as fast as it gets and will do the trick.
I arrived in Kristiansund just in time to get a last but good glimpse of the sun before it went behind the horizon of houses. After three weeks of cloudy and snowy weather in Oslo, those sun glimpses were a joy and very needed and appreciated.
|Foto: Kristiansund Opera|
My hometown Kristiansund has a long and strong tradition for Opera. In 1928, the composer Edvard Bræin opened the premiere of Gluck’s “Orfeus & Euridike”. This was 32 years before The Norwegian Opera was established in Oslo! (*very proud, thank you very much*). Since then the interest of Opera has developed in the city, and now it has its yearly Opera Festival. You can listen to one of Edvard Bræins beautiful compositions here.
We had ticket for the operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The bat) by Johan Strauss II. A fun operetta, filled with secrets, intrigues and beautiful music.
How was your weekend?