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September Newsletter #1

Hi, Welcome to my September Newsletter #1 (I’m being optimistic that there will be more than one). So these couple of weeks have been exciting. Eye and Ear candy: My Cali bass has arrived yippee!!!! It sounds beautiful and looks amazing. Everything is just wonderful. When we get to travel to Europe again I’m planning More

August Newsletter

I’ve been inspired by Austin Kleon’s newsletter, https://austinkleon.com/. He releases a list every week of what he is reading, listening to, looking at, etc So here is my version of some of the things I’ve been getting into apart from work. Poems: I measure every Grief I meet (561) by Emily Dickinson and Dream Song 14 by John Berryman. I’ve More

How to be perfect

Yet another recommendation from Austin Kleon’s Newsletter. This time a bit more modern. Published in 2013 it still rings very true. The struggle is real. The never-ending advice on “How to be Perfect” is captured by Ron Padgett. It reads like a list of every self-help piece of advice you’ve ever received. As I can’t More

Sydney Harbour and North Shore Flight

Last Sunday, I took Liane and Max on a helicopter flight from Bankstown, over their house at Mt Colah out to Palm Beach down to Long Reef and back to Bankstown via the Sydney Harbour. It was their wedding present from me. It was spectacular weather, an absolutely gorgeous day for flying. We were lucky More

Luisi & Bruckners 7 – DR SymfoniOrkestret

Recently while I was on holidays in the wonderful city of Copenhagen (København), Denmark, I took the opportunity to get a ticket to see the DR SymfoniOrkestret at the DR Koncerthuset. The concert was called “Luisi & Bruckners 7”. The concert featured Eva Steinaa playing Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto and the orchestra performing Anton Bruckner’s More

David Drury in Recital

On Friday the 23rd of March, I attended the Sydney Opera House to watch David Drury in Recital. David Drury is the organ player for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and every year he does a recital as part of Tea and the Symphony. This year I took along Chandré and she was lucky enough to More