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Last day of June June 30, 2014

I was going to write something but decided to wrap up #blogjune with a song instead  

a (very) short history of me and blogging June 29, 2014

Tomorrow is the last day of #blogjune. How quickly it has made June zip by. Over the month the challenge to post something everyday has really made me reflect on the way my blog has changed over the years. A couple of days ago I tried to remember when and why I started blogging in […]

no tidy desks here thanks…I’m Wendy June 28, 2014

Today’s post is inspired by @SonjaBarfoed’s Cubicle Zoo¬†which was inspired by Peter Green’s the personal touch¬†. I’ll start by saying that I’m a little bit suspicious of people who have really tidy desks. It just doesn’t seem quite right. Or maybe that’s justifying my complete inability to work from a spotless, tidy desk. Whatever it […]

Owning my not-perfect June 27, 2014

I had an interesting conversation with my violin teacher at the end of my lesson today. We’d been working through some technical things, tiny micro-problems and challenges. We’d spent nearly half an hour on the first 8 bars or so the Beethoven G major Romance. Every time I played it, I was dissatisfied with the […]

a few of my favourite things June 26, 2014

There are no raindrops on roses but if you look carefully further down you will see whiskers on a kitten. There used to be just one brass bell that belonged to my Grandmother. When I was younger it was the “sick” bell. If you were sick in bed you rang it to pieces if you […]

the unexpected kindnesses of friends June 25, 2014

Completely stuck for today’s blogjune inspiration, I decided to see what I wrote about last year on June 25. Coincidentally, this June 25 and last June 25 have a lot in common. They are the days of the unexpected, kindly gift from friends. Last June 25 I was arriving at work, earring-less to be greeted […]

Ahab and the whale become good friends June 24, 2014

      Little did I realise that in 2011, when I tentatively purchased my first Kindle, that it would change the way I read and consume books. My hoarding tendencies and love of books meant that I adored buying books in hardcopy. Whether it was to read once or many times, I had a […]

catch up day June 23, 2014

Today was a catch up day. I folded three weeks worth of clean washing. I now have clothes in the cupboard again. This means that I don’t have to rat through piles of laundry every morning looking for something to wear. I also caught up on getting food into the house. Yes, I bought groceries. […]

Have piano seat will travel June 22, 2014

Last night I decided to take my own adjustable piano stool to play at our choir concert. At our rehearsal on Thursday evening the seat with the piano in the hall annoyed me no end. It was too low and not adjustable. As a pianist it is rare that you ever perform on the instrument […]

caught up in a swirl of sound June 21, 2014

Since I moved back to Bundaberg I’ve been involved with the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers. I was excited to join a choral group singing in 4 part harmony. Believe it or not – not all regional centres have adult singing groups. I was happy to sing with the altos for the first few years. I liked […]

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