Peering out through the fog

I’m sitting here in a bit of a mental fog! I think I’ve been pushing myself a bit too hard recently, and now that the official launch of my debut single has come and gone, it seems as if my brain has breathed a sigh of relief and gone into shut down mode.

It’s a feeling I recognise only too well (and I’m sure you do too) – that moment when the big thing you’ve been working on, or life’s big event, has passed (or those first few days after finishing work to go on holiday) and your body suddenly tells you how tired it is. So, this week I’ve been trying to take it easier, look after myself a bit more and do different, relaxing things – more walking, more reading, more playing the piano (OK, I know that’s musical, but it is very relaxing).

Here are some photos I took on Wednesday whilst walking with friends on nearby Mount Wellington.







I’d love some suggestions if you can recommend a good book for me to read next. I’ve just finished reading “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins and have now started “Apple Tree Yard’ by Louise Doughty. I am a sucker for a good crime or mystery novel too. Just e-mail me at:

I’m actually feeling a little sad, as (as many of you know) I’ve been staying in a friend’s house since Christmas and for the first time in years have been able to play a piano – reminding myself how much I enjoy it. We move back onto our boat on Friday, so my piano playing days are once again numbered. Although, watch this space……… myself and my Husband have just bought a larger boat and I’m kind of hoping that we might be able to fit a keyboard in there somewhere!

So, back to the launch of my single and music video last Friday and a bit of a post-mortem.

The launch went well, but I learned some lessons from it. The first thing is that even though I started my Facebook live video event at bang on the dot of 9 am Tasmanian time, apparently there was a delay of up to 5-6 minutes before I had been whisked through the airwaves to reach some people’s computers

So, if you were there at 9 am and wondered where I was, well, I was there, but just hadn’t reached you yet, so I’m really sorry if you got fed up waiting and left. I had been hoping to do more facebook live videos in future, but I might have to re-think that.

On the positive side though, I’ve had some great feedback from those people who could attend and watch my music video and so I’m feeling buoyed about that.

Thsi weekend I’m in house-cleaning and moving-back-onboard the boat mode, and then I’ll start to focus once again on my music.

I’m very excited about all the new music and music videos I’m going to be able to share with you in the coming weeks and months – just watch this space……….

Until next time, take care,

Laini xx