I live in rural Queensland. This blog is mostly about music: playing piano, teaching, and occasionally writing reviews for Brisbane Jazz Club and entertainment magazine Scenestr. I also write about work with a talent agent, and share photos from my garden and of the local kangaroos.
This is my beautiful melodica which I bought in London. It’s a reed instrument and sounds like a little accordion. I played it in a community orchestra at a two-day event called “Under This Sky” as part of the Queensland Music Festival in August 2015. Melodicas are everyday instruments, but this one is really pretty; it looks pretty and sounds even prettier!
Before coming to Australia
I worked in financial markets and later financial news. In 2008 my employer Thomson Financial merged with Reuters and became ThomsonReuters, and I took voluntary redundancy.
I moved from London to my parents’ birthplace, which is Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo.
By chance, I started a blog about local musicians called SabahSongs, which became popular locally and among the Sabahan diaspora. In a serendipitous turn of events, it became a beautiful coffee table book before I moved to Australia.
The SabahSongs book is displayed in the Sabah State Library and the Tourism Board, and is presented as a ministerial gift to dignitaries visiting Sabah. The book launch was two days before our flight, and was the send-off of dreams. SabahSongs is available from the Natural History Publications (Borneo) website.
I have settled in beautiful Queensland with my husband and son. Having lived in London, France, New York City, Singapore and Sabah, I am very happy and grateful to be able to call Australia home.
Thank you for visiting my blog.