Frogs and snails and puppydog tails

This post was first posted on the 31st July 2012.

Hello everyone, today my main To Do job is to finish mowing the garden. However because of the predicted rain (yes its back) I started to do this yesterday evening, and while mowing round my little front pond I saw a little frog hop out.

I should add now for honestys sake that I do not live in a huge country retreat and so my pond is not a vast affair, but infact the size of the average bird bath. It does however have a fish and I still love it.

Now back to the frog, well,  I absolutely love frogs and proceeded to follow it round the garden for several minutes till I got a pic which I showed to my BFF and my 12 yr old son.

Needless to say my son was far more impressed than my BFF, which bought to mind a convo I was having with the gorgeous @heelsandtelly last week about me being a tom boy as a child, and thus reminded me yet again that my ‘inner child’ has and always will be  grubby little boy.

This has always been the case. I could possibly  blame growing up on a farm with two brothers. Those were the best days, playing in barns , making camps, and our personal favorite making false dog poo out of spiders webs and mud.

Although if I am totally truthful I was far more tomboyish than either of my brothers. My mum always said that if she lost me she just needed to find the biggest muddy puddle and I would be sat in the middle of it.

Fast forward to today and I still love all things boyish, mud (a recent weekend at the Download fest in Donnington was so cool, I have never seen such fab mud), spiders, frogs and the super powerdul hand dryers in tesco’s (they make your skin wobble).

It is a delight to spend time with my baby boy at the moment as we are so often totally in synch, although I suspect he will soon grow out of such things, leaving me to my muddy adventures on my own.

Are any of you eternal tom boys, or maybe your inner child is a sparkly pink princess?

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I would love to hear your views on it, so please add a comment or two Xx


  1. Millie

    August 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Lol. I love frogs too. Try camping in the rainforest in Australia and you’ll just love it!! My best friends when young (up to 11h were tomboys and I did my best to join in but I’m not that good at climbing trees

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  3. perfectionistsloth

    October 20, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I would totally have done the same, followed it round and snapped it. I did find a froggy or toad or two as a kid and get bowls of water and stuff for them. I like to think of myself as a cross. I can be both. Princess and tomboy depending on what I feel like, the situation etc.

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 20, 2015 at 11:26 pm

      Nothing wrong with being a bit of both xx

  4. mummyshambles

    October 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Total tomboy here. Hates pink. Loves mud. Nuff said? 😉 X

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      My sort of womanx

  5. Kyles

    October 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Oh I love frogs too! In my part of the world where we often don’t get enough rain they’re such a happy sign because they signify a healthy ecosystem. Plus look at that adorable little face. I’m definitely an eternal tomboy. 🙂

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Oh, where are you writing from my dear? (I have a terrible habit of assuming everyone is from England unless told otherwise). They do have great faces x

  6. Leanne Le Cras

    October 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I’m the same – somewhere in between tomboy and princess – I guess you find the spot where you are most comfortable as you get older 🙂

    1. The Anxious Dragon

      October 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      I have become more girly as ive got older, bit im still essentially a tom boy

  7. mummaknows

    August 9, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I have two brothers as well so I didn’t exactly turn out girly as well!! But I’m no where near a tom-boy either…I guess I’m somewhere in between. Cute froggie 🙂 Thanks for linking and hope to see you back #famjamlinky

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