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 is as evil does’,
So ‘tis said;
What about an evil buzz
In one’s head?
Even if the action’s not
Still, in those who plot, you’ve got
Is as evil, every bit,
In the mind,
As ones who, to action it,
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 –
© 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!
The 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!
Congratulations to the little ones!
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.
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! 😀
Thanks – yes, and now I must get to posting latest beach ones!
Vaderland daardie dogtertjie steel my hart..kyk die liggaamstaal .. en dan kan sy nog swem ook!!
You must be so proud of little R. Congrats! Hopes the son in law gets better soon
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!
R looks like a true go getter!!
Morning spent on beach, and she was into the pool practising strokes as soon as she got home!
Watching for R at the next Olympics, Col. Hope your son-in-law is doing well. Good medication and treatment for clots these days.
Let’s hope she doesn’t run out of enthusiasm!
He came back home today, but will probably need to be on constant meds from now on. What a nasty condition!
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.
The delight of the our little girls was, of course, quite a bit of the fun of the second time round!
Well done R & J – 2020 Olympics material? I hope s-i-l is on the mend.
Thanks – he seemed a bit easier this evening, but he has been having a hard time.
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.
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!
Well wishes, may she swim like a dolphin.. 😉
Funny you should say that – she was learning that dolphin wiggle at her last lesson!
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.
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.
Really impressive swimmer it seems… love that the animals love them, it is a good sign … loved your new and improved poem…
Good sign indeed. The animals respond to their fondness for them plus knowing that they need to treat them with respect.
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
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!