Friday, 20 May 2011


“A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu

A very busy day at the conference today, with many interesting presentations and lots of attendees. My presentation went well and generated some good discussion. It was particularly gratifying to see some of ex-students from many years back there, now as seasoned practitioners, but still remembering me and coming to say hello and how they still remembered my classes. This is something that is really special for a teacher… To know that what you have taught people has been learned, well used, has been built upon and is now going forward in time, making the world a better place.

The weather today has been beautiful, fine and sunny, although not too warm. While walking back to the hotel this evening it started to become very cool and a little blowy. No doubt, at night the temperature will drop further. It is late autumn, even in Perth! The conference dinner is on tonight and then more talks tomorrow.

The picture above is of St Mary's Cathedral in Perth.

A little keyboard piece by Domenico Cimarosa (17 December 1749, Aversa, Province of Caserta – Venice 11 January 1801), who is best known as an Opera composer. However, this Largo alla siciliana from his Sonata no.4 in A minor is quite elegant and graceful.


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  2. I lived in Perth for two years and have very fond memories of the beaches, King's Park, university, eating dinner outside each night, and a very relaxed life for the children (then toddlers). I hope it is still a relaxed, attractive and hospitable city today.

    What do you give conferences papers about?

  3. Nice post

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  5. I hope the conference keeps on going well for you Nic!!!!
    That is a beautiful picture of the cathedral.....

  6. Beautiful photograph, beautiful music and I hope you are enjoying a beautiful stay in Perth, Nicholas.
    Glad to hear your presentation was received well!

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