REVISITS – Evil, Annie and Making a Splash


R & J and visiting dog at Swimming Prizegiving

If there is a dog or cat at a function like a prizegiving, be sure it will find R and J – or vice versa!  Not long after this dog had wandered in from somewhere, it had gravitated to the two of them.

I have been rather busy editing two most impressive books, both from authors way the other side of the Equator, and about which more will be heard anon.  Anyway, they both feature evil in large doses, which made me look again at my recent rhyme on the subject – while in editing mode.  Here follows an improved version with better rhyme and reason:

EVIL 

 ‘Evil is as evil does’,
So ‘tis said;
What about an evil buzz
In one’s head?
Even if the action’s not
Carried through,
Still, in those who plot,  you’ve got
Someone who
Is as evil, every bit,
In the mind,
As ones who, to action it,
Are inclined;
They are no less guilty than
Those who dared,
When they have an evil plan,
But are scared;
Much the greater to be feared
Will be who
Are – not just to evil steered –
Cowards, too.

© Colonialist May 2014 (WordPress) 

The next revisit arose from a worrying development with the health of Son-in-Law, who is currently in hospital in a lot of pain from clots in veins.  As a result, he was unable to go to ‘Annie’ last night with Younger Daughter and the two girls, so I stood in.   It was great:  I got to see the other ‘Annie’ actress and enjoyed her performance as much as I had the first.  The kids were entranced – even 3-yr-old J, who had been too excited to sleep in the afternoon, lasted out until well into the second half before she passed out!

AnnieThe picture shows both Annies, shots 3 and 4 in the second row.

Then, after the recent Swimming School prize-giving at which young R received ‘Most Promising Swimmer’ award as well as her 800 metre distance badge, I had occasion to look back at the sort of splash she has made in swimming so far.  She has certainly had consistent progress in her six years!

 

R with 2010 Swimming Award

R with 2010 Swimming Award

R with medal at swimming prizegiving 2011

R with medal at swimming prizegiving 2011

R with Bravest Swimmer Trophy 2012

R with Bravest Swimmer Trophy 2012

R with Best Girl Swiimer and Distance Swiimmer trophies 2013

R with Best Girl Swiimer and Distance Swiimmer trophies 2013

R with Distance Badge (800 m) 2014

R with Distance Badge (800 m) 2014

R with Most Promising Swimmer Trophy 2014.

R with Most Promising Swimmer Trophy 2014.

 

 

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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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25 Responses to REVISITS – Evil, Annie and Making a Splash

  1. cupitonians says:

    Congratulations to the little ones!

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  2. Enjoyed your poem
    Lovely little blog post scrapbook you’re building of R its so nice to have them all in one location with dates and progress.

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  3. Sonel says:

    I don’t blame that dog. I would single them out as well. They are the cutest ever Col! 😀

    Sorry to hear about son-in-law and best wishes for his speedy recovery. It sounds as if everyone had lots of fun at the play, and I see R is on her way of becoming the next champion swimmer for sure. Great shots! 😀

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  4. ddupl3ss1s says:

    Vaderland daardie dogtertjie steel my hart..kyk die liggaamstaal .. en dan kan sy nog swem ook!!

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  5. The Asian says:

    You must be so proud of little R. Congrats! Hopes the son in law gets better soon

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  6. Grannymar says:

    Your little mermaid is one to watch for the future! Hope S-I-L is not suffering too much and back on his feet in double quick time. A second visit to Annie with the opportunity to see it through young eyes. How wonderful!

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  7. newsferret says:

    R looks like a true go getter!!

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  8. bluebee says:

    Watching for R at the next Olympics, Col. Hope your son-in-law is doing well. Good medication and treatment for clots these days.

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  9. nrhatch says:

    Glad that you and the girls all enjoyed the 2nd Annie. Thanks for posting the cast photos ~ the 2 Annie’s both look perfect for the part. And congrats to your mermaid.

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  10. Well done R & J – 2020 Olympics material? I hope s-i-l is on the mend.

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  11. Wow, congratulations to you star swimmer, Col. You’ll have to build a special room for all her trophies in a couple of years’ time, 🙂 Those two Annies look very alike. Best wishes to your Son-in-Law, for a speedy recovery. Your evil revisit is a definite improvement. Well done.

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    • colonialist says:

      Thanks. I like the ‘evil revisit’!
      Poor SiL is suffering in vein!
      The Annies are fairly different, actually, though the hair does serve to identify them clearly!

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  12. cobbies69 says:

    Well wishes, may she swim like a dolphin.. 😉

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  13. disperser says:

    Good stuff . . . still a poem, even if told improved by Mr. C. Always, to me, words lacking I see, Too much work, and I’m lazy, you see.

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    • colonialist says:

      This one did cost me more overheated braincells than I wanted to devote to it, I must admit. The last few lines would have driven me nuts if it were not for the fact that I’m that way already.

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  14. bulldog says:

    Really impressive swimmer it seems… love that the animals love them, it is a good sign … loved your new and improved poem…

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  15. misswhiplash says:

    Congratulations to R and J…they must send out good vibes if animals go willingly to them. That, s nice to hear. Look forward to hearing about these new spooky books…will the be available on Kindle

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    • colonialist says:

      Thanks – yes, the animals can tell that they are eager to pet them – gently!
      I am pretty sure that the books will be on Kindle as well as in print in due course. One joins the Vampire genre – but with a difference!

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