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True facts about the frog

First I want to thank you all for the amazing response to Laugh Link we had last week. You all jumped on board with enthusiasm and I hope you had a good chuckle. Second I want to say THANK FROG last week is done and dusted. The Lily Pad had a 9 year old's birthday, a sleepover, a bad virus, and a very sick pussy all in one horrible week that … [Read More...]


We’re going to need a bigger bird – welcome to Laugh Link!

I love nature. I have a thing for nature. No, not in the Cory Bernardi way. In a “wide eyed wonderment at the beauty and majesty of the natural world” way. Which is a pity, because nature is a … [Read More...]


Laugh Link is nearly here – are you ready?

Hello darling Frog-Lovers. Do you blog? Do you have a funny post ready for Monday's Laugh Link, premiering here on the LilyPad? Yes? No? Better get on it! In the meantime, here are the two … [Read More...]


Laugh Link is coming…

Hello Frog-Lovers, how are you? I've been really, really busy, which means I've neglected you all. It also means that my house is more of a mess than usual and I've miss-placed a necklace I'd like … [Read More...]

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Steve the Working Urchin

Meet Steve. Steve is a sea urchin. He's a WORKING sea urchin. STEVE THE WORKING URCHIN, PEOPLE. I met Steve when the lovely Lindsay Waldrop was curating RealScientists* on Twitter. She tweeted a … [Read More...]

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Still sober after 13 days – now with extra fox

Hi Frog-Lovers, how are you all? Thirteen days of Febfast have gone by, and here I am, still sober. It started pretty easily, but this week has tested me. Bugger sitting on the edge of that … [Read More...]

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2014 – The Year of the Llama

Hi Frog-Lovers. I know, I know, I've been neglecting you. I'm still here, still very busy. A quick reminder that you can still Torture the Frog Here until the end of February.  In the meantime, I … [Read More...]

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The Frog goes alcohol-free for 28 days

Dog help me, it's true, I'm signed up for FebFast. I must have lost my mind. This is a 28 day sponsored challenge raising money to support youth, advocacy services and family drug support. It's also … [Read More...]

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Those of you who have been reading me for a long time know that from time-to-time I have relapses of anxiety and/or depression. This has been going on all my adult life so it's really not a big deal. … [Read More...]

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A very Furry Christmas to you from the Lily Pad

Hi Frog-Lovers. I'm just swinging by to wish you all a truly fabbo Chrimbo and a great New Year. Be kind to each other and try to remember to breathe. Thank you all for being part of the Lily … [Read More...]

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The best coloured wee I have ever seen

Hi Frog-Lovers. In case this is your first visit to the Lily Pad, between now and Christmas I’m hosting some wonderful and funny writers while I get some amphibious rest. I hope you enjoy reading them … [Read More...]