The Glamorous Life of a Musician!
The Glamorous Life of a Musician!

The Glamorous Life of a Musician!

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life! I'm a Violinist and doing what I love is often interestingly contrasted with the reality of getting to do what I love...


This ensemble might just work...

15 hours ago 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Wow... it might be that creating my own little fledgling Early Music ensemble in Australia might just work! It has only been half a year, and we have given two concerts that have been quite well received by audience an...

The Kitchen Shopping Haul...

3 Dec 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Ahhhh... when you are in the big smoke, you definitely should be looking at all the nice places to pick up things in giant shops which don't tend to exist in the smaller places. Of course, you could always do this online... but there isn't anyth...

The Rogue Mulcher... and Noob Tiler.

29 Nov 2022 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

  So, this was my first foray into my rogue mulching project... if you remember, my wife had want ed me to turn the heavy clay soil, seed with gypsum and dynamic lifter, cardboard and mulch the top area. Well, I figured that that top area wasn't r...

Sitting through another Meeting...

24 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... I still can't believe that sitting through meetings is a sort of thing that most people do.. without mass bloodshed! Honestly, if I had to do this on a regular basis, I would definitely be either tearing my hea...

Music on Tablets???

23 Nov 2022 3 minute read 1 comment bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   More and more, I'm seeing fellow colleagues using tablets and e-ink slates in place of dead-tree scores... in fact, since moving back to Australia, I've seen it even more in rehearsals and performances. So, there used...

Masters of Teaching Brain Dump #39: Screwing around with Scratch!

22 Nov 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Unsplash   You can find previous Brain Dumps here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21. Part 22, P...

People at Work are Weird...

20 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... my wife and I have pretty much been performers all our lives... we just play music, do it to the best of our ability, and then leave. We're both sort of shy-ish people who like our own company and the peace and...

New Beers and Wines to try

19 Nov 2022 2 minute read 1 comment bengy

  When in a new place... you really have to try and figure out what the decent breweries and wineries are! This is especially true when you relocate to the other side of the planet... and getting your old favourites would be prohibitively expensiv...

Lots of little projects ongoing!

18 Nov 2022 4 minute read 1 comment bengy

  ... and even a few were actually completed! It has been a busy time in the garden over the last couple of weeks. I've found that I've been putting in an hour or two in the morning on most days... and the effort is starting to pay off. Of course,...

Masters of Teaching Brain Dump #38: ICT in Education

15 Nov 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Unsplash   You can find previous Brain Dumps here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21. Part 22, P...