I love Patience but it isn't one of the strongest of the operas and in fact was something of a flop until Oscar Wilde joined the troop and did much publicity for it. The language is hard to understand but that trade mark Gilbert and Sullivan humour shines through. Making a very busy stage screens out some of the weaker sections and adds more interest than perhaps that moment might have naturally !
The suitcase stands packed, the drive to Inverness will be gorgeous, when I dropped Gretel off at her swanky hotel down the road with Janet and Craig my car thermometer was registering in the middle twenties centigrade. Unheard of on Paradise generally.
Onwards and upwards, blogs from Nordic countries will be next for my readers.