14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

My better half is not usually given to demonstrations of romance, nor does he like lining the pockets of the florists and the card manufacturers,  so after 30 years I don't expect flowers or a card.   However this year he did suggest we went out to mark the occasion.

After picking myself up off the floor, we decided to go to "up to the Big City", Brno, to go to the theatre and a meal out.  So I booked tickets to the Opera at the National Theatre in Brno.  We're not opera and ballet buffs, but living here, it's the only option for a trip to the theatre as our Czech isn't good enough to follow a play.  And it's cheap.  The most expensive tickets are around £15.00.  Our were much cheaper than this,so we now have cricked necks!   The opera we saw was Nabucco by Verdi.  It was very good, although not being familiar with it, it might have helped to find out what the story was about before we went!  It is great to see the whole family out together, and dressed up specially for the occasion. 

Before this we went to an Indian Restaurant in Brno.  This doesn't sound much, but it is 6 years since I've been to an Indian Restaurant, so it had been well anticipated.  Unfortunately although the food was good the service was verrrry  slooowww.  We coincided with a party of 19 which meant we were in there nearly 2 hours.  Never mind, we had the time.  I would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Brno.

Did you do anything special for Valentine's Day?

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