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Farewell brown couch June 7, 2014

One the sad things about my new piano is that it means I am going to have to get rid of my giant, three seater comfy brown couch because the two giant items of furniture will simply not coexist in my tiny living area. I have had many an awesome nanna nap on that brown […]

Dancing about architecture June 4, 2014

I was interviewing someone for my Musical Bundaberg project (which is pretty much in rest mode at the moment) and we were talking about playing in public. This person had been a fine pianist and studied music at UQ. That was some years ago and she confessed to no longer wanting to play in public […]

too much multi-tasking can actually be too much June 2, 2014

I’m coming to the conclusion that too much multi-tasking can be a bad thing. Let me try to explain. When I was working full-time I went all day….skipping from one thing to the next. It was unusual to go for 15 minutes on a single task uninterrupted by an “urgent” phone call, email or knock […]

Goldmark May 31, 2014

In preparation for #blogjune which starts tomorrow I thought I best do a little practice run at the old blog here. I have fallen in love with a piece of music I have never heard before and am now playing. It is the second movement of the violin concerto by Karl Goldmark. He was a […]

of this and that…. May 24, 2014

Lots of things have been happening and I have once again turned into a slacker with blogging. So, to get ready for #blogjune I probably should write a few posts this week. Let’s start dear blog by catching up. I’ve been having a lovely time nearly all of the time over the last months. I’ve […]

This scar I carry with me…. April 24, 2014

On Monday afternoon I finally made to BRAG to see the Sunken Houses exhibition. I had really wanted to see it but something had held me back until now. I was spurred into action by the fact it only has a short time left in the gallery. The January floods of 2013 were devastating for […]

Roy and HG… and then February 19, 2014

There’s been a little bit of discussion about Roy and HG’s current turn at the Sochi Winter Olympics. I’m the first to admit that I don’t think they are showing us their best work, constrained by the barely half hour varying timeslot on Channel 10 and the lack of interviews with athletes. It was a […]

the Summer of Wendy February 12, 2014

I alternate between feeling like I made the best decision of my life in leaving my job and worrying that I’ll never be employed again. Mostly, though it’s the former which is reassuring for someone like me who second guesses their decisions all the time. When in doubt I turn to Seinfeld. I consider this […]

Blending in February 5, 2014

It’s been a week of ups and downs. Mostly though I have been working on bits and pieces with my QUT research project for my Masters.¬†You can read and explore if you so desire. This week saw the return of piano teaching for 2014. I have all my lovely 2013 students returning and two new […]

The biggest hugs…and the best January 7, 2014

My Grandad, Bob Davis, passed away peacefully this afternoon in hospital at the Gold Coast. At 92 he had lived a long and productive life. Born in Chinchilla, Grandad moved into Brisbane with his family where they settled in Moorooka. He was a young man and worked with his father on the family milk run. […]