March 2010

Through the new Austrian Ambasador, Martin Pammer, we learn of monthly concerts by the Montenegrin National Orchestra, and go to the one in early March in the National Theatre in Podgorica. Surprisingly good, with a selection of Mozart and Hayden; also a delightful albeit compact venue. Snow on the way back even on the coast – just as well we decide to use the Sozina tunnel, as there would have been difficulties on the high ground around Cetinje.

‘Paddy Day’ – 17 March – is celebrated at a local restaurant with the event organised by an Anglo-Irishman who bravely cooks Irish Stew for 80. Great crack. Followed in the same week by a curry night in Herceg Novi. Social around here!