Monthly Archives: October 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You – Mutedly Natural


The predominant hues in these pictures are muted, but nevertheless striking, and are in the sort of scenes that excite me. They also provide a clue to the two places I have visited over the weekend …

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Really Awful Chicken and Egg Sample Egg Splained


EGGCENTRIC CHICKEN A hen met with an egg one day And they began a burst Of argument; each tried to say That it had been there first, ‘Without me,’ said the chicken, ‘You Could not even be laid.’ ‘And where,’ … Continue reading

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Water Babies for Wordless Wednesday


Yesterday the whales eager to make babies were jumping like fleas in a carpet.  At one stage there were ten of them in view, wagging and flapping tails and leaping completely out of the sea.  As usual, I was always … Continue reading

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Ginger William of Orange (viii)


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  Previous instalment links: (Map) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (vii) (Boxing Day 1974 saw Much Better Half and I setting off from Durban on ‘rideabout’ in our Combi Camper ‘Cambi’ with … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite Fascination


This shot has always given me a feeling of infinity.   © Colonialist October 2013 (WordPress)  

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Really Awfully Sheep-shape


Do knit keep – Wool be said – Female sheep, Overfed ~~~ Baa gain that    You thus choose,                                 Is a fat     … Continue reading

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Ginger William of Orange (vii)


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  Previous instalment links: (Map) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi) (On Boxing Day 1974  Much Better Half and I set off on ‘rideabout’ in our Combi Camper ‘Cambi’ with our daughters aged … Continue reading

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Really Hawful Hoctober Hate-th.


October eighth, quite patently, Will go down well in history, For on that date it chanced to be That something super happened – me! Just thirty-seven years ago, you see (Well, it has seven and a three, But it is … Continue reading

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Darx Circle Chapter 5 (iv)


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.) CHAPTER 5 – The Ring and Between (For links to previous segments see sidebar.) Terrible things are happening in Rhino Valley, where Dengani comes across local farmers killed by leopards, and the … Continue reading

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Ginger William of Orange (vi)


(See sidebar for Translator, Music, Novels, Awards etc.)  Previous instalment links: (Map) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (Boxing Day 1974 saw Much Better Half and I setting off on ‘rideabout’ in our Combi Camper ‘Cambi’ with our daughters aged 4 … Continue reading

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