Monday, 20 November 2017

Brom goes to school


Long time no see, but I was a wee bit on the tired side after my lovely holiday in the Bonny Land. I got spoiled rotten by Auntie Yam, but I did miss home. But now I am back and guess what: I went on a tour as well.

"On the road again"
Last time it was Mouse who joined Mara on that weekend course, this time I got to come! First we took the bus to the hotel where we checked in. I was left in the room while Mara went down for the first evening's dinner and school work.

Can you spot the slice of cucumber?
The next day though I was raring to go. We started with a good breakfast. There were sausages and egg and bacon and salmon. Mara says it was quite yum.

Then we went to the classroom where everybody (some alone, some in pairs) had to give a presentation. Mara and her partner did a presentation about the 'Battle of Menstad'. It happened in 1931 and basically was a conflict between employer and employees. It is very important in the history of the Union, because one effect it had was bring about a Basic Agreement that is still used (with alterations of course) today. 

After the first half was done it was time for lunch. Which Mara said was really yum! I am only showing the dessert here, but it was certainly a goody! 

Then, once lunch was over, it was back to the school room and more presentations. Mara said she learned a great deal during those presentations, which I gather is good, since it was school after all!!

It's tea! Honestly!!
Early in the evening we finished and it was time for a pre-dinner drink. A glass of tea she said. Well, Tatra-Tea. Made in the Tatra Mountains in the North of Slovakia. 52%, so I guess it wasn't exactly tea. It tasted good though (I had a sip, but it was quite strong).

Dinner itself was in a restaurant in town. I got to come along as well: I had to keep an eye on Mara after that tea!! Later that evening there was another quiz. Mara's team won again, but somebody said they had cheated and they had one point deducted. That way they were equal with the team that ended in second place and there had to be a face-off. Which Mara's team lost! But, it was a good night anyway.

Saturday's dinner
Sunday started bright and early again. This time we got a little presentation from the teacher, which gave Mara even more information she didn't know about. They had some more work to do in groups and then it was nearly time for lunch and going home. 

If school is like this, I don't mind going every week!!


  1. Oh Brom that breakfast looks soooooo YUMMY!!!!
    And, are you really sue that was tea??????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. They seem to feed you ... er, Mara ... well, which helps a lot.

  3. Hari OM
    My word Brom, that does sound jolly interesting - AND filling!!! Am loving your new jumper, BTW. Hugs and growlies, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. I've had this jumper for a few years now, but I only wear it when it's winter and it's cold. Perhaps I should have had it with me when I went to see you as well...

    2. ..ah yes, but you did have your Dutchie-orange wrap!!! Yxx

  4. What a fun weekend of learning(and nommy food)!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  5. Joey dog would be proud of your food watching technique, Brom! You keep the yum yums front and center!

    1. Well, everybody knows the yums are the MOST important of the whole meal!!!

  6. Wow, it looks like you had a great time in school!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. We did. And we learned some things as well!!

  7. OH my cats sign me up for that school too. I'd gladly got 365/24/7. Mom loves breakfast out and Mara's look most delicious
    Hugs madi your bfff

  8. Sometimes the best thing to learn in these types of schools is where the best pubs are located. Glad to see you back in Norway!


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