In praise of lazy weekends

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 21, 2015 and filed under blogjune

I have had a lazy weekend and it’s been blissful. I did achieve some things. I did the washing and folding and putting away. This is nothing short of miraculous. Usually I manage the washing and then the clean clothes pile up for about a month in the washing basket. This is then followed by […]

The Pathetique Sonata and other things

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 14, 2015 and filed under blogjuneculturefilmsmusic

Last night I started watching Quartet after Rockwiz. I remember enjoying it the first time around but this time I found it all a little cliched yet meaning well. I had questions too. For example, where was Judi Dench? Surely she should have been in the Pauline Collins role. I didn’t watch it through until […]

Just me, my violin and some music….

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 8, 2015 and filed under blogjunemusic

I woke this morning full of grand plans for the public holiday only to discover the power was off. Not only was it off it stayed that way until midday. So no washing, no ironing (as if I was going to iron anyway), no netflix and no blogging! And I was a day behind again. […]

all pizzicato

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 5, 2015 and filed under blogjuneliving in the regionsmusic

Aaah….blogjune. I’ve already missed a day and the reason was….music. By the time I got home from school yesterday and then went out to a rehearsal it was 9:45 and I was not in a blog post writing kind of mood. I love rehearsals. More than performances. Last night was Bundaberg Sinfonietta which is a […]

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 […]

catch up day

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 23, 2014 and filed under blogjunedays of the weeklifeliving in the regions

Today was a catch up day. I folded three weeks worth of clean washing. I now have clothes in the cupboard again. This means that I don’t have to rat through piles of laundry every morning looking for something to wear. I also caught up on getting food into the house. Yes, I bought groceries. […]

quietly heartbreaking and chock full of romantic angst

Posted by Wendy Davis on June 6, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturedays of the weeklifemusic

Friday has turned into what I call in my mind, “music day”. I have two adult music students who come for an hour lesson each. One is a retired primary school teacher who returned to piano lessons as an adult. I love lessons with her as we chat about all sorts of things, including piano […]


Posted by Wendy Davis on May 31, 2014 and filed under blogjuneculturemusicUncategorized

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….

Posted by Wendy Davis on May 24, 2014 and filed under bloggingblogjunelifeliving in the regionsmusicstudytelevisionUncategorized

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 […]

I have time to think….

Posted by Wendy Davis on March 27, 2014 and filed under culturelifemusictrivia

Hmmm….I don’t have anything particular to post about but thought I should pop in another one before March finishes. Life is settling into its new routine quite nicely now. Studying without working full time is strange but I’m getting used to it. At first I was suspicious that I seemed to have plenty of time…so […]