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 […]

And that is life

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 16, 2014 and filed under blogjuneliferesearchshoppingstudy

Three great things happened today. 1. I went to the supermarket. I never have a huge amount of stuff but I’ve always avoided the self serve checkout machines. I tried them a few times when they first appeared but I found them stressful. They beeped when I didn’t remove my bagged items in a timely […]

Take your daughter to work (experience) day

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 5, 2014 and filed under blogjunedays of the weeklifeliving in the regionsstudy

I’m moving ever closer to the pointy end of my LIS Masters and I have yet to do any of my work placement. Until this year it would have meant taking some of my precious month of annual leave and going somewhere in a block. This year it’s more difficult to take a block of […]

and then…..

Posted by Wendy Davis on December 17, 2013 and filed under lifeliving in the regionsmusicUncategorizedwriting

I noticed something unusual a couple of weeks ago during a piano lesson with one of my younger students. We were learning a new piece which basically means he was sight-reading his way through it. Depending on a student’s sight-reading skills this can be quite a halting process as they stop to work out what […]


Posted by Wendy Davis on December 9, 2013 and filed under life

There’s lots of inspirational images these days doing the rounds on twitter, Facebook, pinterest and the like along the lines “ending the struggle and dancing with life”, “finding your passion”, “stopping the glorification of busy” and so on and so forth. Indeed, I have been guilty of retweeting, resharing, pinning and liking lots of these […]