Monthly Archives: June 2012

I LOVE MY HUMANS, BUT SOMETIMES I DON’T LIKE THEM MUCH.


   Sadly, humans are often very dim when it comes to understanding us dogs, and they are greatly lacking in appreciation of some of the finer, more artistic things in life.    Take today, for example. Toby, one of the … Continue reading

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RENAMED STREET AND A BAND OF BANDED BANDITS NOT BANNED


On Saturday we had occasion to visit some estates and a nursery on the North Coast. The nursery displayed a street renaming exercise to send up that of Durban’s intellectually challenged City Damager and Comic Council who were responsible, inter … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Create; How blogging has made books happen, with multimedia.


  Blogging can create many opportunities for creativity! Blogging and bloggers originally gave me the incentive to get my fantasy novels published, and told me how. Blogging has also linked me with a writer in USA for a poetry collaboration.   … Continue reading

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FOOD FOR A SPELL OF THOUGHT IN REALLY AWFUL RHYME


While side view has a theme on food, To rhyme with it is not so good, For ‘good’ produces a wrong mood, It does not match quite as it should.  When food is served upon a nude – Though be … Continue reading

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OH, RATS! A REALLY AWFUL ENC-ROACH-MENT.


Some squeaks inside a cupboard late last night Informed me there was something not quite right: One of these glory-holes in passage, right up high, That takes tall stools to reach, or in to spy.  This morning I took courage … Continue reading

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DADDY DAY DELIGHTS – A BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY


Sunday was fun-filled. It was a beautiful warm and windless day. After receiving a lovely card from daughter, plus chocolates (she does know me after all these years!) I took the first morning swim I have had for a number … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CLOSE (RELATIVELY SPEAKING)


From the germ of an idea which came from badinage at supper last night, I worked up the following Really Awful Rhyme while travelling bumpily in the back of a bakkie (van) with young R on the way to a … Continue reading

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