– Children’s musical in the opera –
This weekend, which means Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the children’s musical ‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ (based on the comic strip ‘Peanuts’ from Charles M. Schulz) has been performed by kids from municipalities around the Nordfjord. So I went through another week of rehearsing and shows, but at least just one and not three. That way it was just fine and it made a lot of fun to work with the children on stage while I came into play backstage, together with Artur and Oleksandr.
The shows were a huge success and really nice to watch. The content of the piece performed was “ein vanleg dag i Charlie Brown sitt liv”, which means a normal day in Charlie Brown’s life – with his little sister Sally, his friends Linus and Schroeder, the unbearable Lucy and of course Snoopy, his dog, which is seldom behaving like a real dog. Jeamray, who embodied Snoopy, did a great job playing this astonishing beagle. In general all the kids did well and they were so happy about what they could achieve. Really cute :)
But besides going to the opera every day I had some other tasks to take care of, as usual. For the first time I drove the car during the dinner driving myself and it went quite well. Fortunately I did not have too much oncoming traffic on these small roads, especially up the mountain. Otherwise it would have been funny ;) In any case I know the route now and can help out whenever it is needed. On Tuesday, for example, Sigrid needed me to look after the four German students, who did not go on the school trip to Munich. I was supposed to help them with a presentation about how to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Germany, and I did, but to be honest, I had to look up all these information first before I could explain it to the students. I had no idea about half of these traditions people seem to have in Germany... Finally we ended up singing German Christmas songs and talking in Norwegian, which was not exactly our task, but we finished the presentation. So what? ;)
On the whole it was a little bit more challenging week than usual and that was quite good. But having my evenings back is really nice too, especially when it is pitch black at 4.00 pm. You just get lazy… I really have to be careful not to become a couch potato :’) But right now I do not have much of a choice, because in the meantime I made acquaintance with the street in front of my house face-to-face – I told you this was going to happen – because it was so icy and I did not see it in the darkness. So now I know that the street is perfectly suited for grazing your knees and hands and damaging your jeans – please take better care of yourselves wherever you are!
Ha det bra!