Monthly Archives: November 2015

Beachcomber’s Diary – Rock and Roll


Back a couple of years, a beachcombing report was a regular part of my blog. Then life got in the way of beachcombing.  Bad idea.  I need to reverse that trend fifth or sixthwith.  Now that I have access to a … Continue reading

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Really Awfully More Ornate.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.” A brilliant article on the state of the Universe or something, which I had in mind to offer today, has been interfered with slightly.  In quick succession, the light in my … Continue reading

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Ornate, or note, or not ornate


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.” A seat at Pietermaritzburg’s own House and Garden Show Is one hayfever sufferers will never want to know! All features of this Durban home far short of bad taste stop, And yet … Continue reading

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A typical conversation between four-, seven-, and over-seventy-year-olds?


Granny (yesterday):   R, get ready for swimming lesson. R (7):                              Swimming is tomorrow. Granny:                         … Continue reading

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Comments Really Awfully Moderated


  Everything in moderation, Is a maxim fairly sound, Though I feel some consternation When my comments there are found! Though deploring altercation, I think you will come to know Moderating moderation Is a better way to go. Why do … Continue reading

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