Recent Random Ramblings

Some quick flashes of the activities of our family over the past week or so:

Pieter Scholz winning R5000 for short story 'Silent Death' at the recent Book Fair,

Professor Pieter Scholz winning R5000 for his short story ‘Silent Death’, at the recent Book Fair we exhibited at, which prize he donated to …

Dlinza Forest Boardwalk, Eshowe (CR)
… Dlinza Forest boardwalk, in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal.  He is passionate about its beauty.  It is on our list!



Natal Witness Garden Show Exhibit

A winning exhibit (gold with laurel) at the recent Natal Witness Garden Show in Pietermaritzburg

Rhino ride

The grandkids were a bit bored with plants and stuff, but enjoyed the Kids’ Zone where there were animals to pet … and this to sit on!

Not semaphore - flying a kite

Nearer home, and a different day of the weekend.  No, not semaphore. She is busy piloting …


… this!

J on bike

Also a good spot for all of us to ride our bikes.

R and J riding on field

It is handy – in fact I left home on my bike at the same time as the car carrying the rest of the mob did, and got there first!


Gala Lineup plus J

And now this evening there was a Gala at R’s school, where all comers in the various age groups were invited to try out against the Squad. Here J inserts herself into the picture as her sister prepares for her first start.


R made quite a splash! She successfully defended her squad position – no wannabes beat her – with a  fourth in backstroke, third in breaststroke, and she looked as though she had won the freestyle – it was very close. Anyway, it turned out that she had to settle for a third place there as well. If that splashy dive of hers in the nearest lane had been a little bit better …!

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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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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7 Responses to Recent Random Ramblings

  1. Zirkie says:

    Your grandchildren are adorable!


  2. disperser says:

    Nice place for biking and kite flying. It looks like the swimmers had to wait for darkness before diving in . . . that’s a long wait.

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