Author Archives: Frogdancer

And now I feel guilty for whingeing about going to work.

First time I’ve EVER requested an extra… especially on a 5-on day. But after receiving this email, how could I not? “Hello Ms Frogdancer, We saw that you have a free period 3 on Friday so I thought that maybe … Continue reading

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Labour Day weekend.

This is the end of a glorious long weekend and the photo is a pretty accurate summation of how I’ve spent the last couple of days. I started and finished a novel, (the third in the Neapolitan series by Ferrante), … Continue reading

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This came from a year 8 boy’s story. It was set in the army during a war: “We were following the colon and were looking for landmines.” I think he meant that they were following the colonel…

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Skinflint Saturday: Should I take up a new hobby?

The obsession America has with its guns is truly akin to a mental illness.

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Skinflint Sunday: Reduce your bills by evicting one of your kids!

There he goes! Evan21 has finally decided to do tertiary study and is going to Federation Uni in Ballarat to do Acting for 3 years. Seeing as a  2-hourish commute each way isn’t the most viable of options, he moved into … Continue reading

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It’s round 2 of the competition on Rockstar Finance…

Hi everyone. Remember when I asked for your help for my blog post in the competition last month? Yes, it’s now up for voting in the second round. The competition is live for 48 hours which, judging from the time … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Buy useful souvenirs.

I’ve talked about podcasts before and how much I rely on them to make my new commute bearable. Long-term readers will know that while I was paying the horrendously high bridging finance on The Best House In Melbourne for 18 … Continue reading

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Who says males aren’t romantic?

Before long-term readers get into a lather of anticipation, believing I’m about to make a big, soppy announcement, I’ll quickly say that no, this plate full of dessert has nothing to do with me. #foreveralone  #happilysingle  #somedaymyprincewillcome  #thetvremoteismineandminealone David24 is … Continue reading

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This post will be deleted in 48 hours. (Edited… no it won’t!)

Good news and bad news. The good news is that The Other Blog has a post that was accepted in a competition. It’s like a tennis tournament… 2 blog posts get pitted against each other, people vote and the winner … Continue reading

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No picture… it’s too dark out here.

I’m sitting on the old couch on my front verandah. It’s the night before Australia Day. The rain is beating down on the tin roof above my head and every now and then I feel a thin spray of water … Continue reading

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