Monthly Archives: February 2013

A TEASE ON EIGHTIES MUSIC


A TEASE SING ALBUM OF EIGHTIES SINGERS – ATE  TEAS AT EASE? Much Better Half and I were more in tune 🙂 with numbers from forties, fifties and sixties.  I was mostly interested in Classics, anyway, so by the seventies … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL TOP GEAR CHANGE


If voters never change their minds, Remaining in the dark, It is because, one often finds, Those minds are stuck in ‘park’.  But those that can, I greatly fear, Attempt to change at all, Will switch them straight into top … Continue reading

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CUTTING A FINE FIGGER OF A TREE


  Here we have some rare pictures of a Treelopperis Natalensis, an unusual  type of ape which clambers around in Ficus (wild fig) trees and chews large chunks off them.    Our pool beneath the tree was becoming like fig soup … Continue reading

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CAPTION COMPETITION


    It is high time to run another caption competition.  What do you make of this little twosome of granddaughter J and Gemma?  ‘Cute’ won’t cut the mustard.  You need to indulge in some deep analysis of what is … Continue reading

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HAIKU MONDAY: COMBAT


    COMBAT: Clash of titans here: Punches flick and vicious kick – Bunny-mating, near!   Com-bat is a fight? No!   Bats squeak when they may seek Summer chats at night. © February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)    

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‘Suspense’ – and relief!


The Trifextra: Week Fifty Six  ‘This weekend we are playing another type of word game with you. Below are photos from the 33rd page of one of our very favorite books, Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge. What we want you to … Continue reading

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REALLY REALLY AWFUL ROSES ARE RED


  Roses are red, Violets are blue; Blue rose instead Would never do.   Roses are red, Violets are blue; Red violets in bed Named ‘reds’ would be, true?   Rosie’s are red, Violet’s are blue – Hot, or cold, … Continue reading

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