Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but we’ve not been out of Finnsnes much and it’s been very cloudy (and hence dark), so not many pictures (if you want landscape pictures, take a look at my colleague’s blog). We’ve also been pretty busy with planning for the coming year, so sorry we forgot to post pictures from the church Christmas Concert. However . . .
. . . just when most people were ready to take down their decorations (12th night / Epiphany), we were invited to a Christmas Party. It seemed a little late, until we discovered that it was an Orthodox Christmas party. It turns out that because a lot of the population in Eritrea are orthodox, they celebrate Christmas ‘late’. Anyway it was a delight to go, with the usual yummy food, friendly company, music and dancing.
Sarah and I sat out the first couple of dances, trying to figure out the moves – they do this amazing thing with the shoulders, which appear to move independently of the rest of the body, combined with a sort of Michael Jackson ‘moon walk’. Having determined that however unusual the dance appeared, I would look even more unusual, I decided to sit out, but Sarah had a go. Here’s the video (it’s from a phone camera, so the quality isn’t great) and some pictures.