Monthly Archives: June 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable – Maltese and Monkeys


  Mink monkeys round with Gem Maltese And, as one very clearly sees, The Vervet’s perfectly at ease, While, to the poodle, it’s a breeze. I wish that I could take a shot When dog from monkey pat has got; … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Novel Instalment – Chapter 3 (ii)


  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  CHAPTER 3: An Angel and a Witch, and Shocks (ii) (For links to previous segments see sidebar.)   At that moment Donald came from the direction of the kitchen, holding a … Continue reading

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Foefie Slide, Friends and Floating


   A ‘foefie slide’ is the South African term for a cable supported between two points, one end higher than the other, and with a pulley and some form of suspending device by means of which one can slide down … Continue reading

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SIX WORD STORY CHALLENGE: Inspiration.


    This week the Figments of a DuTchess Six Word Story Challenge is on:  Inspiration.    A tantalising theme opens melodic floodgates.  © Colonialist June 2013 (WordPress)  

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: SHIPSHAPE


  OK, so this Wordless Wednesday does have a few words! Some more of Sunday’s pictures taken on board the SAS PROTEA, the South African Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel,  She is painted white to denote that it she unarmed.  The … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE: Fantasy Novel Extract: Chapter 3 (i)


  CHAPTER 3: An Angel and a Witch, and Shocks (i) (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  (For links to previous segments see sidebar)   So insistent had the last part of the message been that Hugh was … Continue reading

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THANKS, ALL OF YOU – YAY, YIPPEE AND CHOLERABLY TUFT INDEED!


    When the going gets too tough One’s inclined to moan, ‘Enough’, And with Kate eleventh spot Yesterday, depressed I got; Then decided, ‘One more shot At vote-catching stuff.’  Aiming at the USA Seemed the most productive way, Nancy … Continue reading

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