Sweet as! Happy NZ Music Month

Happy New Zealand music month! My heart goes out to all the musicians, bands and artists out there who have, and still are creating incredible music in Aotearoa. I’m sure many artists will be adversely impacted by the effects of COVID-19, so let’s hope the situation will lead to a wave of creativity and musical…

Nourish your hobbies

When things felt overwhelming at work this year, I found solace in playing my trusty ukulele.  It provided distraction.  It got me using my hands.  It allowed me to sing.  It made me concentrate on notes and chords. I was engrossed in an activity that felt so far removed from my day job.   Even during…

What songs ‘sing’ to your career?

I’m feeling a tad whimsical so I got thinking about the songs that capture the essence of my career journey to date.  Rather than think about the lyrics and hidden meanings, I’ve simply focussed on song titles. Can you relate?  Or what other songs sing to your career?!

Dancing with my childhood heroes

I’m really liking Dancing the Stars this year.  Not only do I get to snigger at David Seymour’s dancing (okay, I’ll give him credit for giving it a good go), but I get to cheer on three of my childhood heroes. Robbie Rakete   As a child of the 80s and 90s, I grew up watching…

Day 24: Reminisce. Oh and Merry Christmas!

Wow.  I made it to day 24!   The past month has made me realise how many great things there are to do, that help contribute to positive health and wellbeing. Sometimes people think you need to be doing something big, showy or expensive to have a great experience.  This is not true at all.  A lot…

Day 6: Enter the Pleasuredome

Don’t you want me, baby?  Don’t you want me, ohh!!!!! If that is the cry from the Pleasuredome, then they need not worry.  This 80s themed and inspired show is totally appreciated by audiences, in fact the season has been extended right up until the 23rd of December. So is it worth all the hype? …

Day 4: Check out FREE live music

Every summer, Auckland Council puts on a series of free outdoor gigs in different locations in Auckland.  I have been attending these for many years and love the variety of the acts.  In the past I have listened to jazz, reggae, rock, classical, swing, pop, acoustic… the list goes on. Depending on your mood, you…

A drive to remember. Thank you Bic Runga!

Dear Bic Congratulations on the 20th anniversary of your first album, Drive.  I attended your concert at the Civic last night and my breath was truly taken away by the experience.  There was something so beguiling about hearing songs so familiar, yet so new when played live again. “Rain fall from concrete colored skies, no…