Author Archives: Frogdancer

Skinflint Sunday: revisit old passions.

“Gidday babe. Come here often?” Well, these couches are now GONE! My new leather lounge suites have arrived. I’ve got a cream coloured one for the lounge room, because I love to live dangerously, and a dark grey one for … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Stay in for fun fun fun!

This greeted me when I left work on Wednesday. Surprisingly, no note had been left. It’s going to cost me 1K to get it fixed, so suddenly getting to work by public transport has become the cheapest option. The car’s … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me!

Another year has passed at the Frogdancer house and I’m having a really lovely day. Well, considering I have to come into work and all. I woke up to these in the kitchen from Evan20: He stayed up really late … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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I’m so EXCITED!!!

A little while ago a blogger named Urspo did a post on podcasts. One of the ones he rated most highly was ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. I was looking for some more things to listen to and so I looked it … Continue reading

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Sausage dogs are a different type of dog…

The dogs and I went to a Dachshund meet-up to raise money for an IVDD charity. It was a fun afternoon. Poppy and Jeff were (I think) the only non-doxy dogs there, with about 40 dachshunds running around. I have … Continue reading

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Coming up for air.

I’ve had a few queries from people asking why I haven’t been posting as regularly as I usually have over the last 10 years. (Yes, this blog is nearly at its 10th anniversary!) The short answer is that I’ve been … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: See the Van Gogh exhibition for free. (Twice!)

We’re half-way through the winter school holidays at the moment and I’ve reached the stage of not needing nanna naps so much, starting to Get Things Done and reacquainting myself with these 3 rascals you see above. Miss Scout is … Continue reading

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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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