Monthly Archives: March 2013

THE REALLY AWFUL CHAMELEON


   (A SidevieW theme presentation.) Chameleon’s a lizard who For lack of speed’s derided, But then, you see, that it is true He’s very undecided.  He wasn’t sure which way to look So he just looked both ways; In consequence, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, Really Awully So!


A repost of a picture Of impact quite immense – In fact, it is a stricture On avoiding future … tense!  When living with such creatures Make sure that they are gone From inside footwear’s features Before you put them … Continue reading

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A Motion of a Motion to Motivate Emotion.


I had a clear warning about how the day was going to turn out when our bedroom toilet regurgitated what appeared to have been a few days of stored faeces all over the floor like an erupting volcano.  This, when … Continue reading

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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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