|The Christmas smorgasbord|
I just realized I haven't written anything since November 23!
But I can tell you I haven't been lazy but there has been so much going on that I haven't had the strength to write.
I had meetings that week and I was supposed to be at a conference hotel for lunch that Friday but I was to tired I had to cancel it. So instead I baked safron buns (!) and made chocolate troufles with ginger.
|Hasse in our lovely suite|
Next day it was time for the Royal Opera and Madame Butterfly by Puccini. I haven't seen that opera in decades and it was truly an experience. I just love the music. Miss Saigon, the musical, is based on the same story as this opera. An american marries a japanese and she has a baby that he doesn't know of. He goes back to America and marries an American woman and they come back and found out about his son and take him from Butterfly to give him a better life in America. Butterfly commits harikiri and that's the end of the opera. Not a very uplifting story but then again almost all operas ends with death.
Last week work on Monday and Tuesday and then a Christmas concert with my two favorites, Peter Johansson and Matilda Grün. Christmas hasn't started until I've seen them :-)
|Matilda Grün - beautiful and so nice|
|And yes, she's having a baby boy in March :-)|
|Funny when we the audience learnt and danced square dance :-)|
|Peter and Matilda - cousins and incredibly talanted!|
The day after which was Nobel day I took the day off work! Hasse and I watched the Nobel prize both in Norway and in Stockholm on TV. I really liked the choice of peace prize winners this year.
Very well deserved to both of them. Hasse and I always eat "Nobel dinner" which means I make something extra and I did that this year as well.
The next day which was Thursday we had our traditional Christmas party at the Rheumatic association but before that a meeting in the planning committe (for next year's big event). We also plan the Christmas party, the food etc. Very nice, good food and so nice to meet everyone working in the county associations.
|Me at the hotel restaurant|
|Dessert and candy a must on the Christmas smorgasbord|
|Hasse at the table|
And today it's on again. Work, home, work, home and on Wednesday work and then I go to see my doctor Christer and on Friday it's Christmas dinner with my work. That is we cook dinner, 6 courses, and then we eat it :-)