An unexpected little visitor

Oct 14, 2014 | 6 comments


We had a little visitor tonight. DP had gone to the bathroom and after a small interval, I heard an exclamation, laughter and talking.

He had lifted the loo seat and found this little frog tucked into the back and looking back at him!


Goodness knows how the little chap had got there. How could he have climbed up the toilet bowl, inside or out? The only thing we could think of was that he had climbed up the outside window, fallen onto the window cill, then fallen again onto the toilet.

After a bit of a chase, DP cornered him and got him into a jar and popped him back outside, where he belongs.


Had peanutty noodles for dinner this evening. After all my lunches out last week, I was determined to have a ‘good’ day today. I’ve been starving all day, even though I’ve had quite enough calories. Just shows how easy it is to get used to eating too much again.

We’ve been fairly busy in the kitchen today. DP has been doing all kind of electrical and plumbing things as we are doing the part where the sink, washing machine and dishwasher are.  But today, we placed 2 more cupboards, and although they don’t have the doors or worktops on, I loaded them up. We don’t have proper lights yet, and it gets pretty gloomy out there after dark,  so I couldn’t take a picture of them this evening, so I’ll do that tomorrow, in the daylight. Doesn’t it get dark quickly now? 6pm and it’s getting dark, and at the end of the month, the clocks go back, so the evenings are even longer. Still, no matter, it won’t be long until the shortest day, then we can start climbing back out of the gloom again.

DP is watching The Apprentice, which I don’t like, so I thought I’d load up some more recipes on the tables I am building. But for some reason I was signed out of the blog on the computer, the login won’t accept the password that I know is right, and the reset password thing won’t work either. I am still signed in on the iPad, so that is what I am using, although it can’t do the tables on this. Technology, gah.

Well, how very odd. I’ve just done the old IT thing and turned it off and on again, in this case, Internet Explorer. No change. Then changed browser to Firefox, and ta dah, I could sign in. How strange is that.

So, I’m going to go and load some more links to the table Dinners.

I’ve just been to the loo before I start and had to have a look under the seat before I could sit down 🙂




  1. Lesley

    Hi Tamara, sorry I don’t know anything about bento boxes and it’s a long time since I’ve done any kiddies lunches!
    Anyone on here know anything about them?

  2. Nurhan

    Hi, I love this container and have heard of the bento box lunch kits but have been lkioong for one for months without luck. I’m from Calgary, Alberta. Do you have any suggestions. I have found a few that come with a larger container with smaller bits inside but my kids are kindy and gr. 1 and quite often lose peices or cannot open them themselves and need to ask for help which doesn’t really work for the teacher. I would be happy to order online as well but would like to know a good quality supplier.Thanks for your feedback in advance, I absolutely LOVE your site. Having the proper container would free up the time for me to be more creative with my lunch presentation!Tamara B.

  3. Lesley

    I’m still looking under the seat everytime I go in there!

  4. Sarah

    Well done saving that little froggy!!!

  5. Lesley

    Thanks Caterina. The ones that lead through to menu plans were because there was no separate post for that recipe. What to do is in a meal plan. I have now pointed it out in a way that is, hopefully, clearer.
    There were also a couple of broken links, which I have repaired. Have checked all the entries in Breakfasts and Lunches. Haven’t done Dinners yet
    We could talk test plans and confuse everybody who is non-IT!

  6. Caterina

    Hi Lesley,

    I clicked on the first 2 or 3 recipes, one had son error message and 2 lead to menu plans, I though you would want to know. Sorry for shortness of details but am rushing to work, otherwise I would have tried the full testing (used to test software in a previous life LOL). Take care, have a good day x

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