Monthly Archives: May 2013

MOTIVES FOR BLOGGING


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) There can be little doubt that fundamental reasons for blogging differ widely.  There seem to be some main categories, though: (1)         Those who blog mainly to be entertained by others; (2)         … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background


A fearsome sight, this armoured car at a spot overlooking Valley of 1000 hills:   But wait; what’s that in the background, and who are those figures visible through the hatch? This puts a rather different slant on it!   … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1 Segment (ii)


I think most bloggers don’t really want to spend too much of their blogging time on one post.  For this reason, among others, running long stories doesn’t generally attract much readership.  However, I would love some feedback on whether a … Continue reading

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From my back, er … front … er, WHATEVER porch!


 (For Translator,  music, writing etc see side bar.)       We have this challenge from thekitchengarden to provide a back porch view.  My problem is that facing our smaller pool we have a patio from which doors lead off … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Chapter 1: Rhino Valley and the First Encounter (i)


(For links to the six Prelude segments, see side bar.) ‘Why does nobody in Rhino Valley answer phones? Are all the lines down?’ Hugh’s father asked. The man behind the counter shrugged. ‘I haven’t seen any of the Valley farmers … Continue reading

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OF SIDEBARS AND TRANSLATIONS AND BOOK EXTRACTS


Today I had the sudden urge to spring-clean my side bar – it would count as a win ter me, and I thought I autumn do it even if it should fall some, er, time beyond spring. I tidied and … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful.


Last night blogging got sidelined while I watched this movie.  I seldom do movies, or indeed TV, so I was ready to get up and leave if my attention flagged.  It didn’t. This is one of the most stunning pictures … Continue reading

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