Monthly Archives: December 2011

HAIRPEE HAIRPEE HAIRPEE!


~~20~~ To all of you, may your twenty-twelves Be everything you could wish yourselves: ‘Fit as a fiddle’ will do for health, And then ‘stinking rich’ can cover wealth, While ‘happiness’ is a bit too coy – I wish you … Continue reading

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MARRYING NUMBERS


A sorry tale I must relate Of numbers going on a date Who have a disappointing fate: For ONE and TWO are all will pair With all the others standing there, (10 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 … Continue reading

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CLARENS CONTINUED


I didn’t quite finish with the record of our recent weekend in Clarens, Free State, and so without further ado here are some more impressions:   On the walk young R and I took, we passed along this area on … Continue reading

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NO NET, AND BOOKING HORSE-SPITTLE FOR INTERNAL NET …


  Yet again for the past few days I have had no net. Gross! Then today I got an SMS from Telkom to say they had re-tested the line and found it free of defects. They requested that I transmit an … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY BANG-ON EFFICIENCY


  In March in year Two Thou and Nine, You may recall, a gun Was something thought not very fine – Not even owned for fun.  One had to turn each weapon in To your cop-shop nearby, Or be arrested … Continue reading

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THE QUEEN’S ENGLISH


  It is a tradition in our family to try and listen to the Queen’s Christmas speech.  We are all committed royalists at heart. British royalty, anyway; and any of the others that behave in a truly royal manner and are not … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS


Internet woes continue.  I had no line for all of yesterday.  Today, dogged persistence enabled me to get through to Telkom who brilliantly diagnosed an ‘intermittent fault’ and said they would check it out.  Strangely, on both occasions I have … Continue reading

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