Sunday, June 3, 2012

A lovely weekend, a dance performance and some other news...:)

The long weekend was simply great!!!:) On the first day /May 24th/ we celebrated the Day of Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture...:) The weather was gorgeous, so we decided to go to the parade of Plovdiv schools...:) It was so exciting!!!:) Minnie met some ex-classmates and ex-teachers and she was so happy!!!:))) When I saw the students and teachers of my High School, I became so nostalgic, that I started crying too...;)

The children wanted to take pictures in front of Minnie's ex-school, so that's what we did next...:) While Minnie studied there, we had that little tradition of taking pictures there at the end of each school year and as Vanyo had just finished school, he wanted to take a picture there too...:) So cute!!!:)

Then we visited the Roman Stadium...:) It was renovated recently, so we were very curious to see it after the renovation and we really liked what we saw...:)

After that we went to the Antique Theatre and had a cup of coffee /ice-cream for the kids:)/ at the cafe nearby, enjoying the beautiful view...:)

And finally we visited my parents for lunch and had a wonderful time there as well...:)

The rest of the long week was spent mostly at home, we relaxed, saw some movies and did some reading...:) The movies we saw, were: 'In Time' /it was a pleasant surprise - the story was original /I really liked the idea of time being currency/, there were some great action scenes and the actors were quite good too...:) I really hope to see Justin Timberlake in a new movie soon!!!:)/, 'My Future Boyfriend' /a very silly movie, but still there were some funny moments/, 'This Means War' /I loved this movie - it was interesting, funny, entertaining, there were some exciting action scenes /but not too many, so everything was perfectly balanced/, the actors were great...:) Definitely a movie I would love to see more than once...:)/, 'Bend It Like Bekham' /another wonderful surprise!!!:) This movie was sweet, touching, funny... Loved it!!!:)/ and 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' /great entertainment for the whole family!!!:)/.

On May 30th /Wednesday/ Vanyo had another dance performance...:) This time it was held by all the dancing and gymnastics groups, trained by the same teacher, who leads the dance lessons at Vanyo's school as well...:) The show was great!!!:))) Vanyo's group performed two dances and it turned out that my son was the only boy on stage that evening...:) But in spite of that, and in spite of the fact that he was dancing for only a few weeks /while all the other children in his group were dancing from the beginning of the school year/, he was very confident and danced wonderfully!!!:))) We were all so proud of him!!!:)))

This weekend was very nice too...:) We spent it in Plovdiv and we enjoyed it to the fullest!!!:))) We saw only one movie - 'Black Gold' /it was not too bad, but quite long for my liking...:( I was happy to see Antonio Banderas in it, though...:)/. I also finished reading the last book of the Vulgar Novels series by the Bulgarian author Hristo Kaltchev - 'Opening of the Hunting Season'...:) I read it as an e-book on my phone, and, to be honest, I didn't find it as interesting as the previous books...:(

Before driving to Sofia on the Sunday afternoon, we went to Karlovo to visit my in-laws and to leave Vanyo with them... He'll stay there for the next two weeks... We'll miss him a lot, but as he's on summer holidays already, we decided that he would be bored staying alone at home all day long while we're at school/work... I know my mother-in-law will take a really good care of him and he'll have lots of fun, so there's nothing to worry about...:)