Monthly Archives: August 2013

Really awfully proud.

My granddaughter the eldest Did ‘A Levels’ this year, That she would not do well – best! – We’d not the slightest fear.  Until she got ambitious, In taking courses on, And made us superstitious Too many would mean none.  … Continue reading

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DARX CIRCLE Novel Instalment – Chapter 5 (ii)

  (See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  Hugh and Tyrentia now began taking in more small doses of information.  It seemed they were standing at one end of a ring of flowers which must correspond to the one … Continue reading

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Warning: this post contains graphic scenes of destruction and violins.

  (See sidebar on right for translation widget, links to compositions and novels, and awards etc.) In 1996, while taking a lunchtime stroll in Durban City Centre to clear my head after a morning of work, I spotted a new … Continue reading

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Yes women are a handy sort of thing to have around Although the right ones are a little thin upon the ground  They mustn’t be the slightest trace of the complaining sort But able to keep coming all the beers while you … Continue reading

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Really Awful Tweet-tweet

Pecking Bird-call Nocturne score – Reformatting quite a chore – Leaves no time on blogs to fritter, So I’ll get by with a  Twitter! Favour asked: in previous post Say which cover you like most? Comment on what’s good and … Continue reading

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Another blogging interruption – I have proof!

Just when I was looking forward to a blogging catch-up of note, an overseas parcel slip arrived – my proof copy of the USA edition of my Regina fantasy.  It has shown me, again, that only when one gets the … Continue reading

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I have, hopefully, got Constitutional matters out of my constitution. My redrafted version (not a verse-ion in verse for it has more reason than rhyme) was sent out to the Board today. I can have fun again.  High time I … Continue reading

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