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I blame Craig McLachlan June 5, 2015

When I was a teenager I was a Bee Gees fan. (It is worth noting that this was in the late 80s when the Bee Gees were well past the height of their career). I blame Craig McLachlan. I don’t know if anyone else remembers a TV special of a Bee Gees concert introduced by […]

all pizzicato

Aaah….blogjune. I’ve already missed a day and the reason was….music. By the time I got home from school yesterday and then went out to a rehearsal it was 9:45 and I was not in a blog post writing kind of mood. I love rehearsals. More than performances. Last night was Bundaberg Sinfonietta which is a […]

Music. Get with the program. June 3, 2015

It’s report writing week at school. There’s nothing like writing a report on a student’s progress or lack thereof to make a girl think about her practice as a music educator. That all sounds very formal doesn’t it? Music educator. Music teacher. Piano teacher. Pianist. Accompanist. Miss Davis. Miss Wendy. Wendy. Mrs Davis. Miss. I […]

John Denver and the Datsun 200B June 2, 2015

Yesterday afternoon I just happened to be listening to @TunnRocks as I frequently do. And suddenly amidst the twists and turns of rock and/or roll I heard something that made me think I had inadvertently changed the station. John Denver. Yes that’s right. He of Grandmother’s Feather Bed fame. Leaving on a Jet Plane. Rocky […]

Inspired by Kim, Patti and James: Blogjune 2015 June 1, 2015

I’ll begin with the usual apology. I cannot believe that I’ve not written a post since December 31. I’ve definitely thought about it. Perhaps I confused the posts I wrote for the work blog with my own personal blog. Either way, it’s the 1st of June and here I am looking down the barrel of […]

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 […]