Even a stay-cation is still vacation. In the interests of relaxation, I’ll try to keep social media postings on a slow simmer rather than a fast boil! After all, I’ll go back to the final push on the Bass Culture project, which ends mid-October. I attended the Music in Nineteenth Century Britain conference at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland last week, but I didn’t submit an abstract for that reason. There isn’t time to sit writing conference papers when there’s a massive spreadsheet to revise prior to HMS.Scot going live.
And I do have three speaking engagements lined up for late October and November already, so at some stage I may take a bit more vacation to get started on writing those: one celebrating the bicentenary of Edinburgh’s first Musical Festival; one for our own research community; and one for the Scots Fiddle Festival.