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Music is a great teacher…or on not building failure snowballs June 27, 2015

For previous blogjunes I’ve been one of those people who challenged themselves to post everyday for fear of failing. So, this year (when I definitely haven’t managed to post everyday) I was happy to read Kate’s post on what “failure” teaches us.┬áMissing one day (or two or three) makes no difference. Success is in getting […]

In praise of lazy weekends June 21, 2015

I have had a lazy weekend and it’s been blissful. I did achieve some things. I did the washing and folding and putting away. This is nothing short of miraculous. Usually I manage the washing and then the clean clothes pile up for about a month in the washing basket. This is then followed by […]

Imposter syndrome, humility and hope June 20, 2015

I’ve just had my first week in a new role at work – Marketing and Sponsorship Officer. I’ll be acting in this role until February while the incumbent is away on maternity leave. There are lots of things about this role I know I can do. I can make the following statements with confidence. I […]

Time out for some meme-time June 17, 2015

Layer One: The Outside 1. What’s your preferred name? Well my name is Wendy so generally that’s preferred. Lots of people who have known me for ages call me “Wen”. I don’t notice. My family call me “Wenny”. At uni I was “Wendy Woo”. I’m not sure why. 2. Do you wear glasses? Only all […]

At the risk of sounding like an old fart… June 16, 2015

It’s that time of the week when I put together my playlist for Tunn Rocks. I’ve been doing this since sometime last year for each Wednesday night. What a privilege it is to be able to inflict my musical tastes and choices on an unsuspecting internet radio listening public. If you are unaware, Tunn Rocks […]

The Pathetique Sonata and other things June 14, 2015

Last night I started watching Quartet after Rockwiz. I remember enjoying it the first time around but this time I found it all a little cliched yet meaning well. I had questions too. For example, where was Judi Dench? Surely she should have been in the Pauline Collins role. I didn’t watch it through until […]

Speaking of hair…. June 13, 2015

In a busy week I have managed to watch two music films and start watching one music television series. Last Sunday I re-watched Walk the Line. It was on SBS after the best TV music quiz show of all time, Rockwiz. Sidenote: Rockwiz stomps all over Spicks and Specks and always will. Controversial television opinion? […]

On teaching: humans not customers June 9, 2015

This is the last week at the school I have been working at teaching the piano. I’ve been there only since the start of this year and I thought it would be easier than this to leave. Half a year? That’s nothing. Surely, I can extricate myself gracefully. I will have barely had time to […]

Just me, my violin and some music…. June 8, 2015

I woke this morning full of grand plans for the public holiday only to discover the power was off. Not only was it off it stayed that way until midday. So no washing, no ironing (as if I was going to iron anyway), no netflix and no blogging! And I was a day behind again. […]

I really like the vest June 6, 2015

With winter weather sort of approaching here in regional Queensland it’s time to dig out the old winter woolies. A lot of the time it’s not actually cold enough for a coat with sleeves. Cue: vests. My mother is a big fan of the sleeveless vest. She has many. She wears them often. Imagine my […]