Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Few Pennies for a Lot of Thoughts


For R5-00 at our local flea market yesterday (equivalent to £0-22p or $0-31c) I purchased a set of one CD and one DVD – obtainable from Amazon for £23-63 or R534-81.   For anyone who grew up in and shortly after … Continue reading

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Such R Certainly Vibrant Occasions


For the Weekly Photo Challenge, we have a Vibrant theme. With a vibe to do a rant Understanding would be scant; Rather, let this vibrant scene Show occasion that has been Not reflected here to date – From first school, a … Continue reading

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Water Really Awful Pity.


A really good rain Off roof down the drain … I’m thinking a thank That we need a tank As most modern way With water to stay. (Though it is the truth, When I was a youth, With tanks we got … Continue reading

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Optimistic by opting to miss sticks.


And the weekly photo challenge is Optimistic for which I feature the launch of a tree-climbing proclivity in then-younger R. © January 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)

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You are Really Awfully into Light Operetta.


Though you insist that Haydn You cannot be abidin’, And Beethoven, you claim, Did not deserve his fame, Plus you declare that Mendelssohn, Of all your favourites, isn’t one, And all the stuff of Handel To mods can’t light a candle, … Continue reading

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A Well-Travelled Book About a Journey


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
A pleasant surprise awaited me at the Brighton Beach Post Office today.  It was a copy of the published version of The Long Slumber by James Walker Hastie which I edited last year, sent to…

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The Alphabet to Omega is all Greek to me.


The Weekly Photo Challenge is Omega Wager … er, no, not quite right … oh, I know.  It was Alphabet, write? Well, for starters, let me delve into archives and copy one day of rhymes I did on every letter of … Continue reading

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