Blog Not Abandoned

Stadiium, bikes


Golf Course

I am writing with increased compulsion as I reach the climax of Darx Circle, which is currently at 118523 words, including a recent addition of a 220-word rhymed section from a ‘Minstrel’s Saga’.

The only things done in between over the weekend were, firstly, a visit to our People’s Park at the Stadium, where young R is pictured on her bike and holding my scooter which I scooted round with her on.  Those things are serious fun, by the way, even for someone comfortably into their seventies. We covered a great deal more distance than her sister, mother, father and grannie.

We also visited our local golf course, some five minutes away from home, for a bite to eat. This is worth doing more often.

Yesterday, young R and I swam 500 metres nonstop in training for the 800-metre badge she hopes to earn before she turns six. She was still four when she got the 400-metre one. 

She has just been accepted for next year at a prestigious and very choosy local Primary School, which we are delighted about.

Colonialist March 2014 (WordPress)



About colonialist

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.
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19 Responses to Blog Not Abandoned

  1. Col, I have no idea how you find tie for everything you do. I am full of admiration. That’s a lot of words, and to hear that you fitted in a few social engagements over the weekend simply increases my awe! All the best as you finish your project….


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    Well done to young R! I am so envious because I have never been much of a swimmer. Good too that she keeps her grandpa fit. Good luck with the writing – not that you need luck – you’re doing so well.


  3. Sonel says:

    Sounds like you are having fun Col and that is the way it’s supposed to be. 😀


  4. bluebee says:

    Don’t let us distract you, Col 🙂


  5. Arkenaten says:

    No writer’s block for you Mister N. Fortunate indeed. Keep pushing full steam ahead.
    The sigh of pure contentment when its done cannot be far away.
    All the best, Col.


  6. Tokeloshe says:

    She sure keeps you fit.
    Well done R!


  7. It sounds like your life’s good at the moment. Bravo.


  8. Grannymar says:

    Work rest and play and it all sounded like fun. Life is really going your way. Enjoy!


  9. cupitonians says:

    Glad you got some time off. You really seem to be chugging along! Congratulations to you and young R for making it into that school!


  10. nrhatch says:

    Glad you pushed away from the desk long enough to enjoy some R&R and good eats!


  11. Glad the words are flowing.


  12. Great news about R’s acceptance to the Primary School. Although is may seem like a small issue, it is the basic learning of fundamental skills that will strengthen R’s chances to do anything she wishes in her future.


  13. Colline says:

    Sounds like you have participated in some energizing activities that are encouraging your muse.


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