Well, we’ve moved quickly into winter here in Tasmania – it’s been cold and wet and snow is on the mountain.  I should add that when I say mountain I mean “Kunyani” (Mount Wellington) which lies directly behind Hobart and is the city’s dominant feature.  My favourite item in the house at the moment is the wood heater.

Talking of which, I had a lesson from Peter this week in wood chopping.  Why?  Well, Peter heads into hospital next week for further (hopefully final) foot surgery and I will be his full time carer for 2-3 months while he sits with his foot elevated.  This also means, however, that unless I can chop wood, we won’t be able to keep warm, so it’s kind of crucial.  After 3 failed attempts at splitting a log, however, Peter decided we didn’t need any further foot injuries in the household, and so he abandoned the lessons and headed straight to “Bunnings” (Australia’s largest DIY retailer) and bought me an electric wood splitter.  Now the wood splitter is my favourite item.

And so, back to music.  Last time I wrote I promised you that I’d share a new music video for “Oceania” with you and so here it is.  I really hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.


I am so excited to be on such a roll again with my music, releasing the second single from my upcoming album today.  This is such a personal song to me – if it’s possible to encapsulate my adult life in one song, this would be it!  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it.  Just click on the link below:


And, if you enjoy it and would like to support me, why not save it to your favourite playlists so that you can easily listen to it again.  That would be fantastic!

Once again, I have to thank Mike Raine for his wonderful production – he has an incredible talent for turning my basic piano vocal tracks into beautiful instrumental arrangements and I am so grateful to be able to work with him.  Also, to my Husband, Peter Colman, for all the adventures (and his amazingly creative artwork for this single).  What a fantastic team I have!

There is a video in the making for this song which I am really looking forward to sharing with you the next time I write.

Until then, take care

Laini xx


What a privilege it always is to be interviewed by Marc Schuster for his regular music blog – he asks such tricky questions which means I have to think hard 🤪 !  In this interview I explain why I took a 2 year break from music, why I returned, and the inspiration behind the single “Dance with the Daffodils” as well as the upcoming album from which it’s from. To read the full transcript just click on the link below 🙂


And just to remind you that the second single “Oceania” from my upcoming album is coming out on 8th June and can be pre-saved to your preferred streaming channel by clicking on the link below. It is one of my favourite songs on the album as it is so personal to me and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Until next time,

I finally feel as though I’m on a roll again with my music. The second single release from my upcoming album is due out on 8 June 2022. If it’s possible to write just one song about my life since being swept off my feet by a man who is now my Husband – an adventurer and dream maker – then “Oceania” would have to be it. If you’d like to pre-save it on your preferred streaming channel you can just click the link below 🙂.