Joel and Barbara, Henry and Marie, Charles and Linda, Barbara, and I met at Le Pain Quotidien in DC for dinner before walking over to the E Street Cinema to see the Norwegian film, "The Last King." It was a most enjoyable evening!
Joel, Marie, Christine, Henry, Charles, Barbara, Barbara
The 30th Anniversary of the wonderful Film Fest DC
"The Last King" - Stay tuned for Linda's review in the Norwegian American Weekly
I was honored with an invitation to the reception at the Norwegian Embassy to celebrate the opening of the restored Ambassador's residence. It was a pleasure to see the lovely residence and see many wonderful people, some familiar to me and others new to me. Stimulating conversation in a beautiful setting.
The Ambassador and Christine
Norwegian Consul in Minnesota Heiburg and Christine
Burt (Past Pres SON), Sissel (my Norwegian teacher), and Christine
Christine and Urd
Interesting new furniture, table and chair
View of garden between the Embassy and the Residence
Perry is 10! (He and Andrea shared a birthday.) We had a delicious dinner of vegetarian chili, guacamole dip and chips, and chocolate cake. Guests included - in addition to Perry and Chipo - Florence, her niece from Atlanta, and Barbara.
Belinda came to the area to attend TESOL in Baltimore. Larissa also went to Baltimore for the convention. I invited them for dinner. We had a great time catching up. I hadn't seen Belinda for several years. I don't get out to California very often!
My friend Dorothy Moore and her husband collected beautiful Japanese prints. They donated their collection to American University. I attended a reception when the prints were presented to the University. I invited my friends Gertraud and Marie. Nicole turned up by chance!
My friend Nicole and I got together at long last! We had a delicious brunch at the Alexandria Pastry Shop. She had a BLT and I had a potato pancake.
Christine and Nicole
Being in a pastry shop, we had to indulge in a pastry, of course! Nicole had a very attractive fruit tart and I had a scrumptious chocolate eclair. I don't think I had had one for at least 20 or 30 years! Why not?
My friend Mary and I went to the GW Theater to see Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." It was fantastic! The GW students were, as usual, extraordinary and very professional.
During the intermission I chatted very briefly with Director Leslie Jacobson and GW's President Knapp.
Mary and I had had season tickets to the GW student productions for many years but had lost the habit. We must get back on the wagon next fall!
I took my camera with me but forgot to capture a photo of us. So instead here is a photo of the program to prove to you that I was there! Beforehand, we had dinner at Circa. I had the mushroom flatbread but it was much too salty, unfortunately. The cook's hand must have slipped. But the company was excellent!
I attended the monthly luncheon meeting of Lakselaget and the speaker was Rachel Peterson from Minneapolis. She gave a very interesting presentation about the new Norway House in Minneapolis. In her introduction, she also detailed her growing interest in Norway and the nine years she lived there. Very interesting indeed. I plan to visit Norway House in June and have a private tour!
In the photo you can see Rachel next to the screen with a picture of Norway House with Mindekirchen, the Norwegian church, behind it.