Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Slept in this morning (nothing new about that) and enjoyed coffee, local bread, and yogurt with bananas for breakfast/lunch. Also finished the last of the unpacking.

After a shower I decided to pick up a few items from the store to make a roast chicken from an Ina Garten recipe. Easy to make – cut up half a lemon with salt and garlic and put into the (cleaned) bird, then mix together lemon, onion, garlic plus 2 – 3 tablespoons of good olive oil and place in a roasting pan around the prepared chicken. Roast for 1:15 at 425F or 220C.

The roast turned out beautifully. I had to endure the smell of the cooking chicken while I took care of email, finances and a journal entry. At last the chicken was done! Not having much to eat earlier, I enjoyed a big helping of chicken and some bread and butter.

After dinner I took a nap. Going to the Old Town for the Wednesday concert at the chapel, like I did last week – and it starts at 9:00 p.m.  Around 7:30 I started to get ready to leave. My back was still hurting a little so thought taking a bus would be best. At the bus stop I met two couples from England and we talked about Dubrovnik, traveling, our countries, steam trains, and politics. Nice that the bus was late so we had more time to talk.

Got off the bus and made the short walk to the chapel to buy a ticket ($20 USD or 130 KU) and waited for the concert to begin. Same group (Dubrovnik String Quartet) as last week. I took a picture of the quartet while they were tuning up.

Dubrovnik String Quartet

   I. J.S. Bach: Air
   II. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Allegro
   III. Beethoven: Minuett
   IV.  Elgar: Salut D’Amore
   V. Albeniz: Tango
   VI. Faure: Apres Un Reve
   VII. Monti: Czardas
   IIX. Debusy: Children’s Corner
   IX. Britten: Playful Pizzicato

After the program I was tempted to have a chocolate cone. For only 10 KU ($1.50 USD) – who could pass that up? From there I walked home and took several rest stops because of my back. By the time I got home had over 10,000 steps, so good to get some exercise regardless of the back.

It was nearly 11:00 when I walked through the door. After a light snack I was in bed by 1:00. Chicken noodle soup tomorrow!


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