Chemnitz Germany – Day 4

Saturday 10th December 2022
Our last full day in Chemnitz for another visit. Benny went off to work again and we headed off to the pool for a swim. Our 3rd swim in 4 days. Not too shabby. Hopefully it will help us kickstart the training for our surf season. It has been very tough on the arms as they have laid dormant for 3 months. It was very cold today and Chemnitz has provided us with a lovely winter atmosphere. It has been snowing lightly all morning. Looks like I get to experience a white Christmas Day with Benny. After our swim we spent a couple of hours with Benny at home whilst he rested up for the start of their Nutcracker marathon which starts tonight. David is really looking forward to the performance tonight.

We head off to the theatre in the dark at 5pm making sure we don’t have the last minute rush this time as they have a full house (712) tonight as it is the first Nutcracker performance this Christmas. David keeps calling it his first Premiere. It was a great show yet again for me. There are quite a few new dancers this year plus the ones I have got to know over the last 7 years. It is amazing to think Benny has been here for so long.

As we left the theatre the snow had been falling whilst we were inside and there was quite a thick blanket of snow outside. It continued to fall quite heavily as we walked to the city centre to the Bierhaus for dinner. It looked very beautiful but was very slippery. My ballet flats were definitely not a good option for snow walking. We enjoyed a lovely meal and our last dinner with Benny for another year. We headed home to pack as we leave tomorrow morning. We are almost to the end of our 12 weeks in Europe. It is hard to believe that we will be home in a couple of days. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Big hugs to you all.