Monthly Archives: October 2012

BLUE-DY HELL!


  I was going to treat myself to a bout of blogging last evening after many maintenance-type chores, but got side-tracked by watching Live and Let Die. Anyway, after the movie ended, I scooted happily back to my computer – … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Personal Journal | Tagged , , , | 46 Comments

THE REALLY AWFUL REALITY OF ILLUSION


Theme: The illusion of reality – set by side view. What, then, is reality? Reality is what you see? Or, translated into word, It becomes what you have heard? No! When you have grown more wise You will not believe … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Poems, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

REALLY AWFUL LISTEN UP!


I’d like to be Attention, That I would! The benefits I’d mention, If I could, Are that every single day There’d be loads of folk who’d say To their kids that they should pay Me, but good!   The trouble … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Nonsense verse, Really Awful Rhyme, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments

SHORT STORY CHALLENGE


When P’Kaboo Publishers invited bloggers to submit short stories for visitors to read free for a month, and for possible inclusion in a compilation to be published in due course, I looked at the high quality of what they had … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

OF FLEEING DENTISTS AND FLYING MACHINES


The early part of my birthday was taken up with trying to get hold of my dentist, and leaving messages on an answering machine which was unaccountably replacing a receptionist. Later, after picking up young R from school, I took … Continue reading

Posted in Flying, History, Personal Journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

REALLY AWFULLY SERIOUS POETRY


The weekend has been taken up with Garden Judging, and then a double birthday celebration lunch for self and Sister-in-Law. Thus ber-logging took a back seat, but unlike wives or mothers-in-law without taking over the driving. My lunch pleasure was … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Language, Nonsense verse, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

SURVIVAL?


“Those that survive” To tell the sorry tale How they arrive At human race’s fail: Taking this earth So full of what is fair, Adding no worth But raping what is there, Surely will find In humans was the seed … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Poems, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 31 Comments

WHEN THINGS GET UP YOUR NOSE …


School holidays.  Not playschool holidays, but young R decided she has had enough of that, and thought it was time she stayed at home to be entertained by her grandfather.  Then an older friend came to play, so I thought … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, Dogs, Grandchildren, Humour | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

VENUS IN FUR – REVIEW


We saw the production last night at Seabrookes Theatre in Durban, fresh from its acclaimed opening at Hilton Arts Festival. If one avoids things like sado-masochism or the use of the more succinct version of ‘fornicate’, rendered frequently and fortissimo, … Continue reading

Posted in Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments

DAISY, DAISY


Bellis perennis, kindly provide me with a response; My adoration for you has driven me Partially off my bonce; Smart nuptials will go in abeyance – Funds don’t exist for a conveyance; But appearance will be Satisfactory On a tandem, … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Parody, Photography, Poems, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments