Category Archives: backyard beach

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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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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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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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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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: Poached eggs will never be the same again.

Life is pretty good at the moment. Only one week to go till the September holidays, when we can do this all the time if we want to. I had a birthday last week. Yes, 25 (again). Tom24 turned up … Continue reading

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