Monthly Archives: May 2012

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SUMMER


– IT AUTUMN BE SUMMER   I should have posted one of today’s pictures for the current Photo Challenge theme, but it is actually late Autumn here, of course. Nevertheless, it was a magic day which saw me in the … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY DEAD SERIOUS MUSIC LACKING VIOLINS …


– Just in case you are supposing That I may be decomposing This is just to let you see I’m composing, with no ‘de’ Music for an orchestra; Only dead thing, therefore, the Thing that I’m dead miffed about – … Continue reading

Posted in Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Composition (classical), Nonsense verse, Personal Journal, Poems, Really Awful Rhyme, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

BUOYANT GIRL DOES SWIMMINGLY


–   With all the other boy-ant-girl swimmers 🙂 at the swimming school prizegiving yesterday, young R received her medals for her 50 meter swim, and also for the 100 metres. Then, to our great delight, she was given a … Continue reading

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BLUES, BLUE YONDER AND TURNING THE AIR BLUE


–   Currently, I am going through a session where nothing wants to go right and lots of things are determined to go wrong. The simple matter of ringing a telephone number to get an optician appointment, for example – … Continue reading

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KAFFIRS


–   The origins of the name Kaffirs to describe a race group in Sri Lanka were probably much the same as for others from Southern and Eastern Africa – adopted from the Arabs by the Portuguese in their slave … Continue reading

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FUEL COST GAUGE WITH A HUG OR A KISS


– As a public service, I thought I’d update this little picture which has been doing the rounds by email for some time. Costs have gone beyond that already, so the point of it has been lost:   No, I … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Nonsense verse, Poems, Really Awful Rhyme, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

WRITING CHALLENGE: JEALOUSY


– The Trifextra Writing Challenge Week Sixteen:  ‘This weekend’s Trifextra is the first of its kind. This weekend we only need 32 words from you, because we’re giving you the 33rd. Your challenge is to write anything you want, in … Continue reading

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