Saturday Night at the Opera

Daily Prompt – Tell us about the most exciting big night out you had recently.

Early this year, we had our special night. As a surprise Christmas present, Him Indoors gave me two tickets for the opera. Of course, I took him with me. I wore my new red dress and he wore his tweed jacket, a white shirt and a red and blue tie. We went out for a meal, a Bavarian restaurant in the city centre. I had some cordon blue and Him Indoors had snitzel, together with a wheat beer for me and a lager for Him. Then we walked around town, the Christmas market was gone, but some stands were still there, selling warm mulled wine and pretzels. We reached the National Theatre, still quite early, so we took some photos of the area, with all the lights. We went in, we ordered 2 glasses of Chardonnay and sat at the table with a long stem of fresh red rose. The bell rang and the opera started. It was “La Boheme” by Puccini. The orchestra was practicing their tunes, people coming in the theatre and the whole place was wonderful. We had great seats at the parquet, near the orchestra pit, at the middle. The opera was great – Mimi, Rodolfo, Marcelo and Muzetta – they were all brilliant. I ended up in tears when Mimi died. A great night, indeed!

It was “La Boheme”
The pleasure it offered us
Music was superb

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

 

For: Saturday Night and #MySundayPhoto – Sheffield Park

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#MySundayPhoto, Sundays In My City and Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

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For: #MySundayPhoto – Misty Morning, Legos in the Rain (Sundays In My City) and Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 2

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Ten Things of Thankful 134 (Of Big Things and Little Ones) #10Thankful

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Hello everyone! It’s my big brother’s birthday today – yay! he’s celebrating it on his ship, being a Chief Engineer, so Many Happy Returns of the day, Kuya!

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As a suprise Christmas present, Him Indoors gave me two tickets for the opera. Of course, I took him with me. It was “La Boheme” by Puccini. The opera was great – Mimi, Rodolfo, Marcelo and Muzetta – they were all brilliant. I ended up in tears when Mimi died. A great night, indeed!

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Our cross trainer has just arrived. Him Indoors assembled it and we started using it. Wish us good luck, we promise to use it while watching telly.

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I love shopping! I shop till I drop… anyway, first time this year and I was overwhelmed with all the sales in town. Didn’t know what to buy, instead just enjoyed window shopping. Him Indoors has just had a sigh of relief!

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Happy to take part in many blogging challenges this month 🙂

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in three weeks’ time, I’ll be off to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore and Cambodia – can’t wait!

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after the snow last week, it has been quite mild here in Bavaria

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Mini has just passed its TUV – so here’s to two more years of driving Mini (my more than 10 year old car)

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Him Indoors and I are spending a lot of our time in the kitchen experimenting with different sorts of recipes – Indian, Italian, Asian

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Here’s wishing you all a lovely weekend and a great week ahead!

For: Ten Things of Thankful 134

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Three Things Thursday and Weekly Smile 1- #weeklysmile startup!

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

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As a suprise Christmas present, Him Indoors gave me two tickets for the opera. Of course, I took him with me. It was “La Boheme” by Puccini. The opera was great – Mimi, Rodolfo, Marcelo and Muzetta – they were all brilliant. I ended up in tears when Mimi died. A great night, indeed!

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Our cross trainer has just arrived. Him Indoors assembled it and we started using it. Wish us good luck, we promise to use it while watching telly.

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I love shopping! I shop till I drop… anyway, first time this year and I was overwhelmed with all the sales in town. Didn’t know what to buy, instead just enjoyed window shopping. Him Indoors has just had a sigh of relief!

And what are you smiling about this week?  Did you have some good news?  See a beautiful picture?  See an act of kindness?  Tell us about it!

For: Three Things Thursday: January 7, 2016 and Weekly Smile 1- #weeklysmile startup!. Also for: Thankful Thursday: A New Adventure

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Carpe Diem #891 joy of living

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Last night was a special night for us. As a surprise Christmas present, Him Indoors gave me two tickets for the opera. Of course, I took him with me. I wore my new red dress and he wore his tweed jacket, a white shirt and a red and blue tie. We went out for a meal, a Bavarian restaurant in the city centre. I had some cordon blue and Him Indoors had snitzel, together with a wheat beer for me and a lager for Him. Then we walked around town, the Christmas market was gone, but some stands were still there, selling warm mulled wine and pretzels. We reached the National Theatre, still quite early, so we took some photos of the area, with all the lights. We went in, we ordered 2 glasses of Chardonnay and sat at the table with a long stem of fresh red rose. The bell rang and the opera started. It was “La Boheme” by Puccini. The orchestra was practicing their tunes, people coming in the theatre and the whole place was wonderful. We had great seats at the parquet, near the orchestra pit, at the middle. The opera was great – Mimi, Rodolfo, Marcelo and Muzetta – they were all brilliant. I ended up in tears when Mimi died. A great night, indeed!

It was “La Boheme”
The pleasure it offered us
Music was superb

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

 

For: Carpe Diem #891 and Tale Weaver #47 – a Night Out