The Yearly Easter Choir Pile-Up is approaching -- or rather, it has started. It started this Sunday, to be precise. Ljungandalens kammarkör sang at the service, together with the two children's choirs. We were all very impressed by the kids.

There'll be three more services with choir in the coming week (Friday, Sunday and Monday). Also some lunches. And that's pretty much how I celebrate Easter.
They have Easter holiday after Easter around here. It always confuses me. In Scania it's the week before...
The kids didn't turn up this year either, and M and I have to eat the giant bowl of candy that we bought for them. In addition to the Easter eggs we made for each other. It's very awkward.
M and I have just finished the last two semlas. Last day was yesterday, of course, but we aren't that worried about sin in our household, so we thought it was okay. I took the opportunity to use all the cream we had left too.

Tomorrow. it's back to normal eating, I suppose.

(A semla, for those who don't know, is a medium-sweet bun stuffed with almond paste and cream. )

New choir!

Mar. 31st, 2012 12:22 am
I think it's been over two months since my last post. I haven't been particularly busy, only... not writing anything. And then I get embarrassed for not having written anything.

But here's one March post. I'll try to manage a couple of April ones as well.

I January a new church choir was formed in Ånge, and my choir buddy Mv and I decided to give it a try, and skip the one-hour-drive to Haverö. I think we got what we hoped for.

Ångekören is a working choir. When I came home yesterday, I felt that -- I had not only been singing, but working with the songs. We are in a bit of a hurry, since we are planning for a concert in early May:) We have already sung at one singalong and at a Sunday service. Our next engagement is on what is known in Sweden as Pink Thursday[1].

It feels like we're juggling a little more than we can handle at the moment, but I'm confident. We'll manage.

[1] Well, not really, it's more a matter of homonyms. 'Skär' means 'pink', 'skära' means 'to cut', but there is also an archaic 'skära', which means 'to cleanse, to purify'. It's that last one which is present in 'Skärtorsdagen', the Thursday before Easter.
It's Easter, so we can't buy new paint until Tuesday. This could mean that we have to go touristing tomorrow (how unfortunate). Perhaps we'll visit the geographical midpoint of Sweden, which is nearby, and accessible, as far as I know (you can't be sure, at this time of the year there's still snow in high places).

We did prepare a small Easter fire, but for several reasons didn't light it: one - the grass is dry at the moment; two - there was a medium-strong wind; three - we have no running water in the garden. The was a very nice depression in the ground, though, now filled with dry wood. Perhaps will light the fire for the last of April instead.

In the meantime, I'll say to all of you, whether you like it or not:

Glad påsk!

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