Category Archives: memories

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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Skinflint Sunday: I think it’s called ‘Rationalisation’…

This has been a pretty good year. What with the selling of the house, the abolishment of the 3K/month bridging finance, the total debt-free situation… and the shows I’ve treated myself to. First up was k.d lang in July. Dress … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Protect your investments.

This will be the last time I dye my hair like this. I have travel plans next year and I don’t want to risk getting denied entry because I look different to my passport photo. The hair dye I use … 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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Happy birthday to me!

Another year has passed at the Frogdancer house and I’m having a really lovely day. Well, considering I have to come into work and all. I woke up to these in the kitchen from Evan20: He stayed up really late … 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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What to do on a beautiful Spring day?

I went out to do some much-needed gardening this afternoon, then glanced back to see Jeffrey looking at me. This is the reason that I’ll be getting quotes for plantation shutters shortly… It was too good a day not to … Continue reading

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12 months Interest-free – get onto it!!!

Just letting Aussie readers know that this is now back for a limited time. People get very excited over this offer, as it makes it incredibly easy to get a thermomix into your kitchen. If you’d like further info, feel … Continue reading

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Paris – is there anything to do there?

Quick question – and I really DO need the help. Next year I’m doing the trip I’ve waited over 30 years to do and I’m going over to Europe. I planned this trip when I was 16 but then started doing … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: host your own 21st

I’m sitting here this morning typing away, the house quiet around me. Molly woke me by barking furiously at 6.30. Only one thing in this world makes her bark with that intensity… and sure enough the hot air balloons were … Continue reading

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