Author Archives: Frogdancer Jones

Skinflint Sunday: One more set of essays to mark before the holidays!

One more week to go of term time. Gee, this term has flown by! Last year a woman at work gave me some cucumber seedlings that she couldn’t fit into her garden. I thought my terrible soil killed them all… … Continue reading

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A long weekend for most Australians – nice for some!!

It’s been two weeks since all the drama of Scout’s brush with death and I’m happy to say that she’s made a complete recovery. I wish I could say that she’s learned her lesson, but I’m afraid it’s going to … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The Scout edition.

We’ve been seeing lots of this over the weekend. Scout was allowed to come home on Friday afternoon. I couldn’t believe it. I rang the vet on Friday morning and said, “Hi, this is Frogdancer Jones, Scout’s Mum. Is she … Continue reading

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Please keep your fingers crossed for Scout.

Scout is in an extremely bad way. I wrote about what’s happening on the other blog. I wanted to let you guys know about it too. I left my phone at work so the only people I can talk to … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: when your version of gourmet is really just leftovers.

I took the washing out to the line and on the way back in I noticed that a few things needed picking. I haven’t yet cut into this zucchini. It looks too fabulous! The Purple King beans are dried out, … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: how the day slipped away.

I’m not sure if I’ve blogged here about the new chart I’m doing to try and instil some more productive habits, but a month-and-a-bit in, it’s working like a charm. I had the whole Sunday ahead of me, free of … Continue reading

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Thoughts upon starting a new school year.

Well, it’s now the second week of the school year and life is back to normal. I’ve met all my students and they all seem like lovely kids. Well… most of them, anyway! I’m doing the 10 minutes of silent … Continue reading

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Some links you may be interested in. (Or not – who am I to judge??)

This garden may be pretty awful, but at least we’re getting heaps of beans and zucchini. I have 35 bags of chopped zucchini in the freezer at last count, with 8 monster zuccs still on the vine. It makes me … Continue reading

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ARGH!!! Last day of the holidays! WHY?!?

There’s been a bit too much of this going on these holidays. It’s a travesty of justice that the summer holidays have ended and I have to go back to work again tomorrow. The weeks have flown by. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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It’s blistering hot, but I’m thinking ahead.

Well, the soil in my garden might be awful, but the two things it’s producing lots of is zucchini and beans. I hate mucking around with blanching, so I’m going to freeze my beans using this woman’s technique. It’s low-tech … Continue reading

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