Last year I skipped the National Day celebrations but not this one! The weather was perfect and I had a visitor from Paris staying over (we used to live at the same halls of residence in London during our studies).
I took him around Luxembourg City and showed him the best panoramic views.
On National Day we celebrate the Grand Duke's birthday and the streets and shops are decorated with flags and portraits of him and the Grand Duchess.
I had gathered a group of friends and together with my visitor we had dinner at Chiggeri.
I had a salmon tartare but I was still starving after eating it.
K's goat cheese salad looked much more filling.
As I still had room for dessert, I didn't feel guilty about eating a mousse au chocolat.
The others chose a café gourmand.
It was a good idea to have picked Chiggeri because at 11 pm we only had to step outside to see the big fireworks.
We joined the street party - the largest of the year.
This morning I had to get up early as F had kindly invited me to join the Official Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Duke's birthday.
The ceremony consisted of speeches by the Prime Minister, the President of the Chamber of Deputies and the Grand Duke.
It was also the occasion where the Grand Duke gave awards for special achievements.
|The Prime minister (left) and the Grand Duke (centre)|
The ceremony was followed by a reception.
My hair is totally out of control. Should I chop it off?
F and I went to Pizza Hut for lunch. I had a goat cheese and honey pizza. The honey made it very sweet and I didn't like the taste that much. I won't pick that one again. After that I went home and slept for five hours. Tomorrow another work week starts...