I have a new addresss on the Internet.
My new URL is http://www.susie-mallett.org/
Conductor is no longer just a blog, it's a real site. An eponymous one at that!
But, stealing a bit of something I loved and learnt at school:
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;”
Nothing has changed it is still my site with snippets out of my life as a conductor and from my life when wearing all in my other hats as well.
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene ii, 42-44
The pewter vase in the photo above is the vase my Mum let me use to exhibit an arrangement of daffodils and catkins in a competition at school when I was about nine years old. I won first prize.
It is the only prize I have ever won.
Mum and I remembered the occasion often, especially when we gathered flowers together from her gorgeous garden, creating huge bouquets with them to sell at market.
For over thirty years on arriving home for a visit my first stop would always be the garden, where I would pick a flower to place in our special vase, just as I did on 6th June this year.