Author Archives: Frogdancer

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┬ákeep 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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So this happened…

Read this post to see where it all started. Milly has a lot to answer for, though anyone who ever thinks I won’t attain a goal once I set it… is an idiot. Once I met Milly I asked her … Continue reading

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Not bad for a 13 year old cat.

You know the feeling that you get when you wake up one morning and think, “I must beautify myself. I’m going to the hairdresser!!” I decided to try one closer to home, as up until now I’ve just kept going … Continue reading

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Making the most of it.

The leash-free beach ceases on Nov 1 for dogs during the day and picks up again in March. We’re making the most of it while we can. There are certain things that Jeff will miss more than Poppy and I … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: The bachelor pad.

I thought I’d start off with this shot today. Seems appropriate. Deana gave me this wall hanging (for want of a better word) when I stayed at her place last year when I was in England. I went to visit … Continue reading

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