Category Archives: balance

Skinflint Sunday: on a Monday!

Phew! I finally finished blogging about North Korea on the other blog, so now it’s time to get back to regular programming around here. I’ve missed writing about the day-to-day, and I’ve got so much to tell you! So, in the … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Where the hell did that year go?

My sister and her husband have rented out their house on Stayz for the next 2 weeks, so they’ve moved in here. The photo is of Gus and Tilly, 12-year-old mini schnauzers who get along really well with my dogs, … Continue reading

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Kids can surprise you – even when they’re adults.

I saw this meme on Janet’s blog and thought I’d give it a burl. Making: Either tonight or tomorrow night I’ll be making some timtam fudge or caramello fudge for the people at work. I’m also knee-deep in a quilt for Tom25, … Continue reading

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Why I haven’t been writing blog posts.

Lately, especially coming up to the sale of the house and the subsequent settlement, I’ve been diving headlong into educating myself about personal finance. There’s been very little blog writing, but masses of blog reading, along with podcasts. A roughly … Continue reading

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Setting a (slightly) new course.

I know I haven’t been posting here a lot, but there’s been a fair bit going on behind the scenes. I’ve come to a few decisions, re-set some major goals and now I’m heading forth to conquer them. The biggest … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Days filled with little achievements.

It’s been over a month since I last posted and a lot has gone on. I’m about to have lunch and then whip down to the beach with Jeffrey before I insult him with with a bath, but I thought … Continue reading

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Getting the house into shape.

I wasn’t sure what to do with my Staffordshire dogs that Scott tracked down for me when I was in Europe last year. The new house doesn’t have a fireplace. Still, I think this is a nice solution – the … Continue reading

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Future Frogdancer… that wrinkled old hag.

I saw this on Facebook today and I loved it. It’s exactly the same reasoning that I use for “Old Lady Frogdancer” and it’s the reason why I’m selling my house and moving half an hour away. Future Frogdancer will … Continue reading

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So here’s what happened.

Yes, I know this looks like Blogless Sandy bought the house, but I’m the one just to the right of her. The other photos taken by the real estate agent were all wrecked by the sun. So you know how … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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