Simply Not Done – Really Awfully


The SidevieW theme that she has chost
Is ‘Something I Have Never Done Before’;
I must admit it has me lost –
For all I’ve ever done will have to score!
The things one tries the first time round
One has not done before, I’ve found,
And some, of course, like getting drowned,
Will happen once, and then be done no more. 

My Ma’s advice she taught to me:
That something done the first time is a thing
One should avoid implicitly –
The first times always difficulties bring!
No, all that one sets out to do
One should have done before, so you
Can be quite sure you up don’t screw –
And to such dictum I intend to cling! 

To give a bit more value to the theme, and also promote my Ginger William of Orange series, here is a map of the route followed in that trip.  It formed part of my original 35mm slide show, but I have never reduced it to digital or blogged it before!

Map DSC01460

© Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress)


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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31 Responses to Simply Not Done – Really Awfully

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  6. 68ghia says:

    That was quite the trip you guys took Col!


  7. It’s hard to argue with a mother’s advice, (being a mother, I should know), but, tell me, how is it possible to do something a second time without doing it a first time? Am I missing something here? 😉

    And I do love your first reaction about never having drowned before… 🙂 Good for you!


  8. SidevieW says:

    Doing things the second time IS usually easier,. you should have listened to your mother


  9. nrhatch says:

    Haha! Sidey’s theme was perfect timing for me . . . and paddle boarding was TONS of FUN.


  10. granny1947 says:

    No sense of adventure Col????


  11. adinparadise says:

    Quite a great trek you did. Ginger Fizz wouldn’t have been able to find his way home, even if he’d been so inclined, which I’m sure her wasn’t. 🙂 Your really awful rhyme has me all confuzzed. How do you do something for the second time, if you haven’t ever done it before? 😕


  12. The Asian says:

    That’s one really long trip. I’m sure you had lots of fun along the way


  13. melouisef says:

    You should add not yet, maybe one day?


  14. bulldog says:

    In years past it was considered quite the undertaking to travel so far in a combi camper… I am really enjoying your trip .. can’t wait for the next episode…


  15. gipsika says:

    Amazing place, SWA/Namibia. When did you visit it?
    LOL the Hardap Dam is usually hardap for water. … and you didn’t do Swakopmund?


    • colonialist says:

      As the preamble to each episode says, it was early 1975.
      There was plenty of water when we were there!
      Yes – Swakopmund was included – one can’t miss it going to Walvis Bay. We slept over.


  16. bluebee says:

    That’s quite a journey.


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