Author Archives: Frogdancer

Good news. :)

After work last week I took the dogs down to the beach. Here’s a typical shot of Miss Scout following Poppy everywhere. They stick really close to me when there are other dogs on the beach, but when we have … Continue reading

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Orange book time.

My year 7 class is having a 15 minute free writing session, so here I am. It’s an interesting thing – studies have shown that kids’ writing improves if they’re given opportunities to simply write whatever they want to write. … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Tex Glanville

My cousin in the US linked to this youtube clip of my grandfather. I had no idea this existed. 🙂 My grandfather was active in the vaudeville circuit in Australia, also performing hypnotism as well as the rope spinning, slack-wire … Continue reading

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Chasing seagulls.

Scout’s now 8 months old. She’s a big girl now. Today I finally took the dogs to the beach. I’ve been on holidays for nearly two weeks but another project has been taking up my time and nervous energy, (more … Continue reading

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Podcasts I’m listening to.

I thought I’d post a few things I’ve been reading and listening to, in case other people are looking for something entertaining to pass the time. (The photo is Evan20 and the dogs at the #backyardbeach.) PODCASTS. I’ve been listening … Continue reading

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Skinflint Monday: go to the beach for free.

On Sunday the kids and I drove to Mornington dog beach. The dachshund group on FB was having a walk there, so I thought it might be fun to see what it was like. They had a good turn-out, with … Continue reading

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And now, an old Youtube clip.

  Financial post: Well worth watching. Grab a coffee and settle in! I started the morning in such a productive way, getting so many things done before work, so I thought I’d keep the ball rolling and actually write a blog … Continue reading

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Back to reality.

Sadly, the school term has started and I’m back at work. My holidays were pretty much spent in a haze of reading, Netflix, reading from a screen and then beach walking. A nap, then back to reading again. It was … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: is it time for another nanna nap?

Well, Christmas has come and gone, and it was as wonderful as always. In the week between it and new year’s I’ve read 9 novels, slept many nanna naps and seen quite a few Dr Phil shows. I also discovered … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: in Scout’s own words.

My Mum said that the council website (whatever that is) says that after Nov 1 each year until March 31, dogs are only allowed on the beach leash-free (wherever that is) from sunrise until 7AM. This morning, Poppy woke me … Continue reading

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