Monthly Archives: December 2015

Raey Wen Yppah and Auld Lang Syne!

Is that heading giving New Year wishes in Gaelic?  Well, only if you regard the Scots as a backward people.  For those who did not register immediately, that first bit reads ‘Happy New Year’ backwards.  Hopes are that this will … Continue reading

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Really Awful Traffic Rules

South Africa has traffic rules Not taught in any driving schools, The first is: ‘All but I are fools   Who get behind a wheel’; The driving motto is, ‘Me first!’ Get in the way, you will be cursed; Though … Continue reading

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Do it Now

There’s a motto, ‘Do it now’, But I can’t help thinking how Often work, put off for play, Then gives up and goes away! So the ‘do it now’ applies, In amongst the very wise, To those recreation things Which … Continue reading

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Christmas Splash Done and Dusted

        Here we have our Christmas Tree on Christmas morning, just before being attacked by two eager Christmas Fairies who distributed the mountain of parcels to ourselves and themselves. The one below it shows some of my personal loot … Continue reading

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Happy Xmas and a Merry New Year!

I like Xmas, and I like calling it that.  For my reasons, go back a year and read this. The week, and today, has been rather busy.  Which is like saying the solar surface is rather warm.  Entertainment, and work to … Continue reading

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Gathering Scattered Thoughts

Here is my gathering for the Weekly Photo Challenge on Gathering   © December 2015 Colonialist (WordPress)  

Posted in Africa, Beach, Birds, Grandchildren, Ocean, Really Awful Rhyme, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wordplay | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

A Really Awful Job That Gets You in a Flap

South Africans in need of work Have got it in the bag – By roadside you just need to lurk, And flap a big red flag The job requirements are few: As long as you can stand Then all else … Continue reading

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Dingaan’s Day, or the Day of the Covenant.

  We are kidless until Christmas Eve – Younger Daughter and Junior Granddaughters have flitted off to near Cape Town to visit other Grannie and aunts and cousins. That has given me a bit of time to ruminate about the … Continue reading

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Fur-fectly Fabulous Feline in Full Footwear

  Technical hitches with computer and camera which can only be described in words best not printed have prevented me from being, as I usually am, the first to review a new KickstArt production – and have demoted mine to … Continue reading

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Really Awful Oopsies.

The Weekly Photo Challenge is to produce something reflecting Oops! That should be easy for me – it is a word I use rather often at such times as when I offer a dramatic gesture at a formal dinner which increases … Continue reading

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