Monthly Archives: March 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime – and other thousand-word essays.


  We went down the KwaZulu Natal South Coast to Illovo today to meet a friend on a flying visit from overseas for brunch (for purposes of the challenge, call it lunch!) and here is my picture of the lunch … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY: TREASURES HIDDEN AND NOT-SO-HIDDEN.


Among the treasures I found on the beach today was this fine piece of driftwood.  I thought of taking it home to tie bromeliads onto, but decided it might be a tiny bit difficult to lift.  Anyway, the pooch pack … Continue reading

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The Cuckoo-clock Waiting for Spring


nrhatch of Spirit Lights the Way entered a lovely rhyme about a Quiggle for the In Just Spring Writing Contest of children’s author Susanna Leonard Hill, and persuaded me to try a spring entry too.  I also decided to rhyme … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY NOT WHAT YOU ANTICIPATED


  The SidevieW theme this week is again Anticipation (I remember the same theme before, haha!) but I shall avoid all temptation to put in the Rocky Horror quote for which you were no doubt poised in antici-pation.   If sipation … Continue reading

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SPRING: six-word short story; which works best?


After trying various permutations for the Figments of a DuTchess challenge, it occurred to me I might as well use them all and employ my new poll-cat skill to find out which one has the greatest impact with readers.  The … Continue reading

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Training the young by really awfully earnest, learned and decorous examples.


I am ever conscious of the need to maintain a dignified grandfatherly presence in order to offer an example of how seriously life must be taken, and to instil culture and education in my grandchildren.  An example may be drawn … Continue reading

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CAPTION COMPETITION – FINALLY, THE VOTE FOR THE WINNER!


Patrons are requested to obtain the fortification of an adequate supply of liquid refreshment, and then sit back and study the masterpieces below. After due deliberation, they should then place their choices of first, second and third in a comment; … Continue reading

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CAPTION COMPETITION: VOTING FOR VOTING TIED


The caption competition was shelved for a while because the vote on how to do the voting ended up as follows: As before with names shown against captions and voting 1,2,3 in comments. 37.5%  (6 votes) Names shown against captions … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFULLY BRILLIANT FOOD QUIZ ANSWERS


FOOD QUIZ FROM PINKPOLKADOTFOOD 1. What is palmiers also known as? Grammar, grammar!  What ARE palmiers known as?  Fortune tellers, who glibly palm off rubbish based on lines on your hand.   2. Where will you most traditionally be served … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL CHICK-LIT: HIDING SOMETHING.


  She promised, ‘You will soon be mine!’, Securely locked the door, And changed into a stunning line Of briefs, the glass before.   The eager eyes took in her shape, Attractive, svelte and trim, For, even nothing her to … Continue reading

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