Monthly Archives: December 2008

Terrestrial Works

So here I am in New Zealand over the Christmas/New Year period – for the first time since about 2003. The weather has not improved- it is grey and wet but quite warm. It will no doubt become Summer when … Continue reading

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Bach

Bach – I do not mean the NZ holiday home (for those of you that do not know, a bach in NZ – pronounced "batch" – is the name of our traditional holiday home). Bach, JS….one of the world’s greatest … Continue reading

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Eroica again…

Sometimes the ARTS Channel is worth every cent!! Tonight I watched the film "Eroica" – strangely enough about Beethoven’s Eroica symphony  🙂 Some of you may remember that I wrote about this work last year when I conducted it. This … Continue reading

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Chardonnay

Wow! I must be going crazy! Today I had a choice and bought a bottle of white wine rather than red wine…. In my defence, I mistakenly thought that it might be Summer in Auckland (hence warm and pleaseant) and … Continue reading

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The Holiday – the film

So the water has been off at my house – again this morning. I found out after a thirty minute workout on my machine…!! No going anywhere this morning – unless I want to smell like a gym locker room….. … Continue reading

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Holidays…

So today I begin my holidays…well at least I do not teach at any schools until next year, so it feels like a holiday!  🙂 Not that I actually stop. I have several arrangements still to complete for the February … Continue reading

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