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even when…… June 5, 2017

I missed the start of #blogjune this year so I’m just popping my head up here very briefly. It has been a sad few last days with the passing away of Harrison cat on Friday night. He had been to and from the vet for the past two weeks as he had gone off his […]

Taking stock for April (cos it’s nearly done!) April 22, 2017

Making : myself write something somewhere every day (like this post!) Cooking : not much at all. I’m trialling delivered, prepared food. It’s easier for my life Drinking : Tea, chai….some delicious red wine on Friday evening with friends. Reading: Tom Cox’s cat books. Trawling: through Alice Nightingale’s etsy shop Wanting: to be better at […]

Writing not blogging April 14, 2017

I know. It’s been a while. Again. I’ve trawled back through this blog this morning and discovered intermittent posts where I’ve promised to start blogging regularly again. But really, we must ask ourselves, What is regularly? Well unfortunately for me, I believe that once every year or so doesn’t really define “regularly” when we’re speaking […]

I hope not sporadically…. June 30, 2015

Ah the pressure of a final blogjune post. I have posted somewhat sporadically this June. I wanted to write about music. I ended up writing about music, life, the universe and bits and pieces of other things including imposter syndrome which emerged as a theme in a number of blogjune posts. I shall continue to […]

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 […]

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 […]

the eternal apprentice June 13, 2014

I’ve been thinking (as I frequently do) about teaching and learning, and skills and expertise and all that jazz. And I’ve decided that I am an eternal apprentice and I think that’s a good thing. About a decade ago, a good musical friend here in town and I were bemoaning the fact that it was […]

state your career goal! June 11, 2014

I’m sorry… my what? I know that there are some really organised, together people in the world who know exactly what they want to do with their lives and set about getting there in focused and efficient manner. I’ve never really been one of those people. I’ve never had a single career goal. What do […]

I think I am hip…Perhaps June 10, 2014

I opened up Spotify for the first time in months this morning thinking I would start using it on a regular basis. It looked like it would take a long, long time to get rid of the rubbish recommendations and set up playlists so I closed it again. Perhaps later. So I returned to my […]

Walking on the beach and reminiscing June 9, 2014

Yesterday I had a visit from my cousin and her partner. Until the start of 2013 she had been living and working in London so we hadn’t seen each other for some time. They were having long weekend out of Brisbane staying at Burrum Heads national park and they zipped up to Bundaberg for the […]