1. Delegate Christmas Shopping

I know I haven’t been around much but seemed to run out of steam as the year comes to a close. I had a week of not being well and that just rounded it all off. I didn’t even get one Christmas present brought and had to send the family out to do it all on the Monday before Christmas. They did really well and only took 2 hours – maybe that would be a better plan for next year also. So after 25 years this year 2007 was the first time the hubby did the Christmas shopping 🙂


2. Created New Domains and Website for Software

So I am slowing getting back on board. I have set up a new site for my business software at http://redfrogsoftware.net and obtained a few new domain names for our EnviroHealthManager software, so watch out for envirohealthmanger.com.au

3. Created new Blog

When I created the new website http://redfrogsoftware.net I also learnt how to create a new blog using wordpress and even how to add new themes and customise. That was fun and new as when we using edublogs some wordpress features are locked down. I will use the new Red Frog Software blog for software updates and to keep clients informed of new developments etc.

Red Frog Software Website
4. Installed Snitter

After catching up with Sue Waters I have also installed and am running Snitter to view and use twitter – that is really fun and easy to use. Sue has written a create post about how you can get more out of Twitter go have a look.

5. Created an Elf or two

I had some fun after everyone disappeared from twitter tonight and got elfed – actually Sue and I got elfed. You can see all the action dancing and singing Frances and Sue elfs and even create your own.


6. Train trip from Mandurah to Perth

Today we went on our first train ride from Mandurah to Perth, the service opened on 23rd December after a few delays. It was fantastic , I was so impressed its such an easy way to travel to Perth and the many stops in between. I went with my husband and our teenage daughter (she has never been to the city shops before, she had a ball) a all day family pass was $8.10 . We are going back on Monday for more shopping!!

The trip takes 48 minutes to Perth stopping at all stops and about 25 minutes from Mandurah to Murdoch. It will certainly make university, work and further education a lot easier for those living in Mandurah and mean that a lot of kids won’t have to move away from their families to go to university. And also for people who live in Perth it gives you a quick and easy way to come down and see us and the wonderful place where we live. Last train from Perth on Friday night leaves around 2am – cheaper than a speeding or DD fine and quicker too Whoo Hoo!!

Mandurah to Perth Train


7. Sunset Photos

Over the road from my house is land that was undeveloped bush when we brought our house two years ago. Since then it has been developed into tiny 300m2 blocks which after 12 months still remain empty – no houses. This creates a fair bit of dust that blows straight through our place but also means we have an unobscured view of the wonderful sunsets we get living so close to the Ocean. I noticed the great clouds formations on the way home from work last month and went in and got my camera. These photos are taken from the front of my house.



8. Discovered Fly Lady

Twitter is a truly wonderful thing. It can be a bit of a time waster if you let it but I have found that it has opened the world to me. I have many people in my twitter stream that I have never met but we have common interests. Tonight I was given a link to a website called Fly Lady – your Personal Online coach to help you gain control of your house and home. This is something that I definitely need and will be pursuing – thanks to Russell Montgomery

Fly Lady.net

9.Weather Watch

I found a great weather watch program that gives me a 10 day forecast Weather Watcher there is also a mobile version Weather Watcher Mobile for Pocket PC’s and Smartphones and the best part is that it is freeware.

Weather Watcher

10. Used Amazon

I used Amazon to order some books for the first time. I have used Amazon to search for books and reviews but have never purchased from them as I prefer to buy ‘local’. I decided to give it a go as the books I wanted were cheaper than I could get locally even with the shipping factored in. So I am eagerly awaiting my first order from Amazon, should be here in a couple of weeks.

So thats my quick warp up of some of the things I have been up to, see Sue I did get it done !! Now that it is 4am I think I will go off to bed . I have just realised that I could have added another one – made it through our sweltering 44c Boxing Day heat – so thankful we have air conditioning.

I hope to be back posting more regularly in 2008 see you then