WHAT it’s December already?!

One month later I finally come round to typing something which isn’t about Fraud or Economic Duress or Free Movement of Services.

I’d likely to thank the Law School for making this possible, albeit indirectly and unintentionally, by cancelling all but one of today’s classes. Freedom since 10am this morning – let’s celebrate with a blog post!

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Um, what has happened over the last 30 days?

My friends celebrated Halloween. I stayed at home…

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I compensated for this inactivity a few weeks later with my debut appearance at the Royal Opera House. I played the part of an enthusiastic audience member sat high up in the gallery. The show comprised of three ballets: Chroma, The Human Seasons and… The Rite of Spring!

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Much needed planning over several pots of Chinese tea…

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But never letting stress get in the way of putting smiles on faces!

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I may be in London at the moment but I’m always haunting you in your high school studies…

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I visited Guildhall Art Gallery.

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I went to the Houses of Parliament with NYO and saw some law in action. BBC TV filming about as usual…

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Principal French Horn doing Grade 8 Theory in the corridor.

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Loving the carpets.

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Inside the committee room…

Now and again a bell would ring to call upon all MPs, regardless of where they were in the building, to cast their votes on a new Bill in the Commons. VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT OF THE DEFENCE BILL or something like that, and one gentleman courteously sighed, rolled his eyes and asked to be excused.

The fact that I had been studying UK government and legislative functions as part of my Public Law module this term and was now within the actual confines of Westminster where law was actually being created, was actually quite cool.

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Other music things. I finally paid the price of being ambitious with all my musical endeavours. Most evenings 6-10pm rehearsals, a different orchestra and repertoire each night, culminating in two concerts on the weekend, plus a nice little gig I did for a Chinese tea ceremony and one precious hour with NYO Principals on Leadership Day. I also had to print programmes for University of London Symphony Orchestra, which proved surprisingly to be one of the biggest challenges I’d ever faced.

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It always helps if the performance venue offers boxes of yummy Chinese food… I’ll take one for lunch and sneak another for dinner later.

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Assistant Conductor Auditions – photo courtesy of @KCLSO.

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Still enjoying law at the same time!

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Even if the textbooks have been violated by someone else’s scribbles…

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You know, sometimes you just want biscuits and tea and to lie on the sofa.

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Or have some bubbly? A lovely gift from King’s College London Symphony Orchestra after our first concert of the season.

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My debit card expired = indication that three years have passed.

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OR JUST NEED FOR GENERAL NOURISHMENT?

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Time to be productive and make the most of my brand new vacant 12 hours – bye!

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