Category Archives: memories

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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Hideous grammar and teeth.

Not that I’m planning to date any of my students, but as of Monday I’ll be back dealing with their hideous grammar. In my classes Monday is always “Grammar Day.” I figure we may as well get the boring stuff … Continue reading

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Still absolutely loving my iron dragon I bought in Singapore near the night market. David(then16) and I went to the Chinese market on our first night and I saw this in a shop. It was too expensive so I left … Continue reading

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The cycle of life.

I drove the three younger boys and a friend of Ryan3’s to Festival Hall tonight to see Avenged Sevenfold. Ryan3 and Evan4 have never been to a rock concert before. Festival Hall was where I went to see my first … Continue reading

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Tom1 discovered Queen’s ‘A Night At The Opera’ and was playing a song from it when I came home a couple of days ago. “I haven’t heard this for ages”, I said, and I started to sing along. “Do you … Continue reading

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