Goals not resolutions

Posted by Wendy Davis on December 31, 2014 and filed under life

I was just wondering if I’d written a NYE’s post last year and look: I found it! In case you need to know, I still feel the same way about New Year’s Eve. Each to their own etc I guess. Perhaps you’re wondering how I did with my 10 resolutions. Pretty well. The ones that […]

Monday night October 13 playlist: Study notes

Posted by Wendy Davis on October 12, 2014 and filed under days of the weekmusic

I am at choir rehearsal but by the magic of the interwebs here is a running commentary on tonight’s @TunnFM playlist put together by yours truly. 1. Pixies – Bird Dream of Olympus Mons – start with a classic they always say. Well, I say anyway for this evening. And we all know all Pixies […]

a year on…..

Posted by Wendy Davis on October 10, 2014 and filed under lifeliving in the regions

So today is a year since I took a leap into the great unknown and left my secure, nicely paid position at the university. I didn’t let myself think too much about the future at the time. It really was time to leave. I was lucky to be able to do so on my own […]

perhaps the dumbest time for a holiday

Posted by Wendy Davis on September 10, 2014 and filed under lifestudy

July and August have disappeared in a flurry or work placement, study and assignments, violin practice and an exam, preparing piano students for their exams, choir concerts, choir rehearsal, NGAC stuff, contract work developing a QA manual (gah) and contract work developing information literacy/intro to research resources (excellent fun times). And now it is September […]

Last day of June

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 30, 2014 and filed under blogjunemusic

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

a (very) short history of me and blogging

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 29, 2014 and filed under bloggingblogjuneculturewriting

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

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 28, 2014 and filed under blogjunelife

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

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 27, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturelifemusic

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

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 26, 2014 and filed under blogjunelifethe cattrivia

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

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 25, 2014 and filed under bloggingblogjunelife

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 […]