Monthly Archives: July 2012

THE SPECTACLE OF ME LOSING IT


Way back in the mists of time – like April – those who follow this blog may recall that we spent a couple of days at St Bernard’s Peak. There, young R and I messed about with a party at … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW – A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS – DAWN FRENCH


Those in South Africa who prefer the scraps from the BBC table to the mainly pathetic offerings of local TV will be familiar with Dawn French as ‘Vicar of Dibley’. Yes, yes, yes, yes … no?  The name caught my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming: Catnap or Sea Cruise.


For the theming dream – I mean, the dreaming theme, I have two different interpretations. One is not what was in mind via the instructions, which were basically to give cause to dream, with a long vista. This short vista … Continue reading

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A rather pathetic Grand Entrance


With ‘A Grand Entrance’ as the theme given by side view for the weekend, I immediately thought of Northington Grange in Hampshire which we visited last year. The owner, Henry Drummond, commissioned a friend who was an architect, William Wilkins, … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL OPPORTUNITY NOT GOING TO WAIST


Pussycat44 says: July 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm (Edit) Now I request a really, really awful rhyme about waist and waste Reply colonialist says: July 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm (Edit) Here you go: Consider my plea – Eat moderately! … Continue reading

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A REALLY AWFUL BREAK


Some little words which often make One tend to quake are ‘brake’ and ‘break’ – Rule: ‘brakes’ slow cars, and ‘breaks’ make bits? But ‘windbreak’ can have one in fits It causes wind to stop or slow – That’s what … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement (multiplied)


My absence from the blogging scene has been due to drudgery too dull to blog about.  On returning here briefly, I find movement is the topic for the photo challenge. As usual, I try to make up in imagination what … Continue reading

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