Conferencing leaves you with no time to do ANYTHING else!!! With sessions starting at 8.15 and running until 5.30, and people to see in any of the spare gaps, and then going to evening receptions, you just can’t do anything else. People at work are demanding my time, but I don’t have time to see to their needs. Sorry.

Not sure when I will be able to practice today, I’ll just have to play it by ear.

Lesson learned over the past few days: the most interesting interactions are carried out in the queue (line – see, I am picking up American) at Starbucks!