Monthly Archives: August 2012

INDIGENOUS? FAIR ENOUGH …


  One of the reasons I have been kept out of mischief (and blogging) to some extent recently is that I have been busy preparing a little looping slide show. It has just under 600 pictures of local gardens. It … Continue reading

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GOING OUT WITH A SUCCESSFUL MODEL


… or with her sister. As the piccie below reveals, the results of little G’s first modelling job are now on display in selected stores. I’m not sure they chose the cutest shot, but still … Thus, when the kids … Continue reading

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PETS GIVE PROOF OF TELEPATHY?


  Stories abound about dogs and cats who have found their way home, sometimes from many hundreds of kilometres away. People tend to explain this by assuming that animals have a homing instinct consisting of some sort of GPS (without … Continue reading

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HOW SILVER WAS MY VALLEY, OR NO SILVER LINING IN THIS SILVER LINING …


   One in – ready for the next.     I spent most of the past weekend perched on our roof, to the disgust of many local birds, and the curiosity of our local tribe of monkeys. Recent rainstorms have … Continue reading

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A REALLY AWFUL SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE


The worst sexually transmitted disease, I think the universe fully agrees, Which is to be found on the planet earth, With no indication of slightest worth, Next to which to insignificance fades Anything which is related to AIDS: The most … Continue reading

Posted in Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Poems, Really Awful Rhyme, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Really Awful 7 wonders of my world.


The side view theme which this week is unfurled:         ‘The seven wonders of my world’; The first one’s to wonder if there will be time To put all my wonderings into a rhyme.  Then, a second … Continue reading

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ER, BAN REALLY AWFUL RHYMES?


Though ‘Urban’ is to do with towns, Or also of a city, And buildings which have ups and downs (Which often is a pity), You’d think with ‘ity’ added on, To give ‘urbanity’, Resultant word reflects upon Some grouped humanity; … Continue reading

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