Ho-hum, another ordinary midwinter day …

… spent barefoot in shorts and a teeshirt …

We were due to visit Sister-in-Law for lunch, but after doing a dive onto concrete over the edge of the stairway to their second floor from halfway up, she didn’t feel like having us. A black eye and possible concussion influenced this decision.

Younger Daughter has a spot of flu, and Much Better Half a sore knee, so the family is not doing well, health-wise.

BiplaneAnyway, I invited grandkids to come to the beach with me instead – a decision applauded very noisilyby the pooch pack . It was rather a repeat of the day a couple of weeks back when some light aircraft kindly put on a series of loops and rolls right above our heads for our special entertainment. My camera on the mobile phone wasn’t up to it even though I pointed it up to it, and so I have lots of shots of empty sky. Only one of the biplanes showed, distantly departing at speed, but at least that blow-up proves they were there.
Blobs on beach
Young R was very taken with what she called the ‘Rude Rock’ depicted above. I did not enquire too deeply as to whether she took the protrusions for boobs … or something else!

The only shells I could find intact were a turban and a rock shell.  I forgot to take a pic.
Kids and Gemma on beach.
Nigel and Annie on beachThe dogs and all of us are really and truly going to miss having this sort of entertainment at the bottom of the garden.  Not too much longer, unfortunately.

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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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19 Responses to Ho-hum, another ordinary midwinter day …

  1. It is a very beautiful back yard. But each back yard – by very virtue of being a back yard – has its wonders. And I should know, because Britain is full of very small back yards. Land is parcelled out carefully here, as you will know.


    • colonialist says:

      What is done with those small patches is often a miracle. And then, one has the compensation of the large parks and estates – long may they survive. Here, the potential of yards is seldom realised.


  2. nrhatch says:

    Glad you’re still enjoying the garden while you have it in your backyard.

    I just saw this video and thought it would appeal to you:


  3. No so ho-hum in my book!


  4. adeeyoyo says:

    Explain to us all pleeze, Col. Where, why and wherefor??? AND tell us you are NOT giving up blogging!


  5. Tokeloshe says:

    I miss those tidal pools and wouldn’t mind if our summer was like that.
    Hope everyone feels better soon.


  6. Colline says:

    A wonderful way to spend some time. Where are you off to from here? Hope it is not too far away from the sea.


  7. Pussycat44 says:

    Seems like many of us KZN-folk are leaving sea-side for different pastures. You’ll have to organise a mini-MOB before you all go.


  8. Not being able to walk to the beach would be a pain. In fact it is a pain, I am missing it, and it is still just ten minutes (normal) walk away. My sympathies to the injured amongst you. May they improve faster than me!


  9. susielindau says:

    Beautiful girls!!


  10. Best make the most of it whilst you can. Love the pic of your two little ones, posing as mermaids. 🙂 Hope your ladies are soon cured of their ma-ladies.


  11. Sorry for the first half of your day, and hooray for the second. Biplane pic looked good to me.


  12. The Asian says:

    I hope the family health picks up soon. And it looks like you had a great time at the beach


  13. misswhiplash says:

    Hold yer orses right there Mr Man!!!! I have I missed something? Where are you going and why??
    Glad that you , grandkids and dogs had a great time , and sorry to hear about SIL..i bet that hurt.
    Love to the Mrs and hope her aches goes soon xxxxx now I am worried!!!


  14. Wonderful winter days indeed….but where are you moving to….and why I wonder?


  15. cobbies69 says:

    Oh! those beautiful and fabulous memories and moments to savour… 🙂


  16. bulldog says:

    Col are you Like AD also moving away from the sea side.?? Where are you going to..??


  17. Klink lekker
    Hoop skoonsus voel gou beter


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