After a day to recover from the flight we had our first conference appointment – the welcome ‘banquet’. Gorgeous Girl enjoyed the chocolate cake
and amused herself during the keynote address with Mummy and Daddy’s name tags.
The next day it was my turn to present my paper. Here I am trying very hard not to gnaw my fingernails off with nerves while I wait for the presenter before me to finish.
My paper seemed to be well received, and I have some ideas for the direction of future research when I return to study.
Gorgeous Girl was reasonably well behaved during my presentation.
Actually, she was very good given that it was the second session of the day. By the third session she was beginning to fade and so we rigged up a little bed for her at the back of the room.
She slept for about 40 minutes.
I took the opportunity to KIP and worked on some socks for Gorgeous Girl while listening to some very interesting presentations.
By the evening Gorgeous Girl had endured enough of meetings and sitting still,
here she is showing Zebra Sock Monkey how to run around a column.
Perhaps the funniest moment came on the second day of the conference, at the end of a very long and boring speech. When Gorgeous Girl realised that we were finishing she stood on her chair and shouted:
“Yay, we’re finishing. Now we can go to lunch!”
Our neighbours commented that she could say what everyone else was thinking because she was cute…