Monthly Archives: August 2015

We Mak aranga -ments for Makaranga


Today it was decided that we would breakfast at one of our favourite places for getting a change of air – the Makaranga garden in Kloof. At 33 km away from home (30 minutes-odd) it is just far away and … Continue reading

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Angles on a slide-show.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.” Following on the jungle gym demolition featured yesterday, I now focus on an article which kept slipping in prominently – the slide.  Yesterday afternoon it occurred to me that I should … Continue reading

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A Platform for a Really Awfully Moving Activity


Next door there was a jungle gym Of size that was impressive New tenants took a view quite dim (With kids they’re not progressive): They thought some flowers on that spot Quite greatly would improve it; Their landlord told me, … Continue reading

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A flying start at the tail-end of Wordless Wednesday


(I can never be totally wordless – as may have been noticed time and again!) The above picture reminded me strongly of this illustration Amanda Fieldgate did for my ‘Immy’ series, of Immy with hair also flying … © Colonialist August … Continue reading

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Recording a Good Day Gives a Bad Day …


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.” I’ve always blithely ignored ‘Gallery’ before – not knowing what it was.  This prompt has made me find out.  I like it.  I did wonder, vaguely, how … Continue reading

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Return of Roving Retainer Gets One’s Goat …


– The missing maid breezed in this morning at her normal ten-minutes-late time. Pressed for an explanation, she conveyed that her son had been taken to hospital with chest problems – we think tuberculosis, but can’t be sure as this … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Maid –


– Dilemma of the Disappearing Domestic – Conundrum of the Clean-gone Cleaner – Vicissitude of the Vanishing Varletess – Amazing Affair of the Absconded Abigail* – Once upon a time, in fact three years ago, the family took on the services of a … Continue reading

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