Author Archives: David Adlam

About David Adlam

I am a conductor, composer, clarinettist and examiner for Trinity Guildhall working in Auckland, New Zealand and overseas

Walk among the Vines

One of the great things about South Africa is the naturalness of the country. While one could sometimes wish for more sophistication, that is a First World problem, not a South African problem. I have been fortunate that I have … Continue reading

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About Robots and all that….

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“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. … Continue reading

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Garden Route Peregrinations

After a lengthy flight via Hong Kong and Johannesburg, I arrived at the George airport and waited patiently for my luggage – the last suitcase off the trolley, though I had already seen it, so was not concerned. Into my … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Meanderings

It has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote …. mostly filled with one diploma examination after another. There was a typhoon here two weeks ago, so that weekend was mostly spent indoors, as we were warned not … Continue reading

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Welcome back to Hong Kong

It was welcome back to Hong Kong for me this week, with my return here for 6 weeks of examining – my first time examining here since 2014, so it was back to the Panorama Hotel again, and its view … Continue reading

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Not quite The Exotic Marigold Hotel….

I arrived into Delhi after a relaxing business class flight from Hong Kong, Quite long enough all the same to be breathing recirculated air at low pressure – and the wine offering was two red wines – one a Shiraz, … Continue reading

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Lion’s Heads and Table tops….

  I set out Saturday morning to go up Table Mountain. The site showed that it was closed (wind), so I decided instead to climb up Lion’s Head, which is next door to Table Mountain. I drove in to the … Continue reading

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Head in the clouds

Today –  the day after NZ beat SA in the Rugby World Cup semifinal, the day dawned grey – I guess you could say the sun did not come up… I thought it might be a very good day to … Continue reading

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Creatures Great and Small

I set out early yesterday morning to drive along the coast road northwards to the town of Hermanus. Everything is further than it looks in South Africa. What looks like a hop step and jump on the map, seems to … Continue reading

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Cathaius interruptus

Spoiler: this blog post is really rather dull with very few photos. Because of a typhoon in Hong Kong on Monday, I missed my last night’s connection to South Africa by about ten minutes – almost three hours late. Apparently … Continue reading

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