Up in Uppsala

This past weekend I visited Uppsala for the first time! I never knew that it’s only an hour out of Stockholm, I always imagined it as heaps further north. Mr Moshi and I went to see Swan Lake at the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress on Friday night. It was lovely but I have to admit it made me want to dance very much, as in to go back to Vanessa’s classes again – I didn’t want to sit still in my seat, I wanted to learn damn it! And twirl and prance …

swan lake

and be generally fabulous Source

It was as ChivChiv said and rather varied in how people dressed for attending the theatre/ballet. As it was my first ever ballet I asked for ChivChiv’s wisdom … that is, fashion advice 😛 It was fun to get a bit dressed up! But honestly, honestly, we also could have not bothered because there were plenty of Swedes who were not especially fancy (*cough*understatement). Plus in the November freezing-coldness it is a pretty big effort to get dressed up. Everyone trying to leave en masse at the end was incredibly inelegant what with the swarming around to try to pick up our heavy coats from the cloak room etc.

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Cold weather? Exercise at home

It’s definitely not summer anymore so I’ve been turning to Barre Body for my sporadic daily exercise (instead of going out for a walk or run). She’s Melbourne-based and reminds me a lot of the 2ballerinas adult ballet classes I went to back when I was still living in Brisbane. (Her Aussie accent is comforting …)

Vanessa 2ballerinas

My lovely genius teacher Vanessa from 2ballerinas Source

The advantage of Barre Body is that there are nice short videos so it feels like less pressure to do a lot at once (for the lazy, like me) and you can do it in your living room and not go out (for the anti-cold people, like me).

What do you guys do for a bit of exercise?

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Written by Moshi