30 September 2008
Tuesday, 30th September 2008
What a divine last day we had! Mr van Zyl didn't make us rehearse for too long this morning and we had almost three hours to go shopping! Both lunch and dinner were served by our hosts at the Cathedral and our children paid them the ultimate compliment by finishing their food without needing any encouraging!
In the afternoon we had a bus tour of Tampere that included quite a lot of walking. We had an excellent guide who managed to keep our attention despite the fact that we've now been touring for 18 days and are altogether in a state of general exhaustion!
The last concert was excellent and we are also being spoilt rotten by our host families! We heard somewhere that Fins are supposed to be rather silent, but our experiment has found the opposite to be true!
Tomorrow we start the long haul home. It has been a long, but very successful tour. We have made many new and wonderful friends and, thanks to Skype and MSN Messenger, we will stay in contact and look forward to meeting them in South Africa again in the near future!