Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Rose Smelling Really Awful

  A rose by any other name Might well still smell as sweet, But other ‘rose’ smells, all the same, One knows the nose may greet.   When rows and rows of shacks there rose, A smell, pure, would endure; But … Continue reading

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Colonialists and Savages

For those who haven’t come across it, some of the students at University of Cape Town have recently taken offence, on grounds which are blatantly racist however much they may deny it, at the fact that a statue of a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – snow good expecting it to stay.

Now and again a particularly cold spell will cause a bit of snow to fall on the Inhlosane peak near Dargle in the Natal Midlands.  It is seldom there for more than a couple of days; sometimes only for part … Continue reading

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Really Awful Hosiery

  My right leg was feeling quite swell, And giving me all kinds of hell, Now I’ve got this shocking Constrictive-type stocking This dreadful uprising to quell.   Don’t blame me for showing a view Of such awful hosiery to you; It’s … Continue reading

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A Really Awful policy decision on whether to use any more anymore.

On the building scene – a front door which, to be upfront, caused affront.  I think that the lintel was cut a teensy weensy bit too short, don’t you agree? Anyway, let us now turn to things less concrete.  A building exercise … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: a FRESH way of looking at things

  (Click on appropriate section of sidebar on right for translations, writing, compositions, awards and special series.) Some of the activity over this weekend provides progress towards having a fresh outlook from the will-it-ever-be completed new home.  This is how … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: A Wall Meant Seriously

© Colonialist March 2015 (WordPress)

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Really Awfully For the Birds

(See sidebar on right for translation, compositions, fantasy novels, series and awards.) Now, when the golf club you attend, You hope those birdies fates will send Below par will turn out to be, ‘Or better,’ said he eagle-ly, ‘I’d be … Continue reading

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A Really Awful Shining Example

  Reflections on mortality A lovely lady found herself in a religious sphere, And thought that smiting infidels would be a good idea, Deciding that her duty lay in doing what was right By causing non-believers, before death, to see … Continue reading

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Really Awful Gatecrashing Geese in the Swim

Young R in Top 8 Gala For Junior Primary: Her bash at dashing through the splash Was something else to see! Her second place at freestyle Did make us all feel proud, Though butterfly and backstroke Were further back in … Continue reading

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