I blame Craig McLachlan

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 5, 2015 and filed under blogjunemusic

When I was a teenager I was a Bee Gees fan. (It is worth noting that this was in the late 80s when the Bee Gees were well past the height of their career). I blame Craig McLachlan. I don’t know if anyone else remembers a TV special of a Bee Gees concert introduced by […]

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 […]

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 […]

We haven’t even told our parents what time we’re coming home….

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 10, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmstelevision

As a proud Generation X-er I feel sad today. I saw Drop Dead Fred in Toowoomba in the early 1990s when I was at university. I can remember the excitement of going to the movie theatre far more clearly than I can remember the friends’ names who went with me. For this was a film […]

Walking on the beach and reminiscing

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 9, 2014 and filed under blogjunelifeliving in the regionsUncategorized

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 […]

Farewell brown couch

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 7, 2014 and filed under blogjunelifeshoppingUncategorized

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 […]

This scar I carry with me….

Posted by Wendy Davis on April 24, 2014 and filed under lifeliving in the regionsUncategorized

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 […]

The biggest hugs…and the best

Posted by Wendy Davis on January 7, 2014 and filed under lifeUncategorized

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. […]