I hope not sporadically….

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 30, 2015 and filed under Uncategorized

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 […]

Music is a great teacher…or on not building failure snowballs

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 27, 2015 and filed under blogjunelifemusic

For previous blogjunes I’ve been one of those people who challenged themselves to post everyday for fear of failing. So, this year (when I definitely haven’t managed to post everyday) I was happy to read Kate’s post on what “failure” teaches us. Missing one day (or two or three) makes no difference. Success is in getting […]

John Denver and the Datsun 200B

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 2, 2015 and filed under blogjunelifemusicUncategorized

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

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 1, 2015 and filed under blogjunelifemusic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]