Monthly Archives: January 2017

Baseless Fears


I haven’t written any fiction for a while, and thought I’d better get back in practice so that I can do another novel. Here is a fairy story in the meantime; get a drink and a comfortable chair …   A Fairy … Continue reading

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Resuscitated Wordle


Wordle 282 – another rather tricky one for pulling off my words-in-given-order-with-rhyme stunt. Water become icy: Shrill scream as you sense stitch strike … To wake seems dicey; Lungs singe in peak of pain like Iron circle that tightly round chest … Continue reading

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Am bein’ so good at ambience!


Ambience is the Daily Post Photo Challenge for the current week. Many of the places we visited on our trip to United Kingdom in December had oodles of it.  However, it is difficult to beat venerable churches when it comes … Continue reading

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Air on G-string Knot Right


Oh, woe is me, Don’t get me started … Today my G String went and parted. What then hung out Was truly shocking It waved about Inviting mocking. ‘Twas all forlorn, And long and stringy; So badly worn, That sorry thingy! … Continue reading

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Truth Plurality


Wordle 281 Truth is not single; flee the thought; Though seal may climb from feeble source One siren call will reap but naught; Each part must leap to lean Collectively to preen Where none may cheat their given course. © … Continue reading

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Back to (what counts for us as) Normal


Some progress has been made with unpacking, dismantling and boxing the loads of Christmas decorations, reducing the grounds from jungle to garden, and preparations for the start of the school year. I was hoping to see some yachts in action, … Continue reading

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Out of Power, but far from Resigned.


Today when I was trying to boot Found programmes had all done a scoot, Got error messages, a few, Advising me what I should do, But when I did it, error back, And then it got a loop attack Before it … Continue reading

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Climbing Back onto Verbo City


Time flies — just see how long it takes For these flies here, without mistakes, To crawl up to the top of wall Avoiding any slip or fall. Although, like spiders on a web From summit, flow can downward ebb; No … Continue reading

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Heated exchange


The cold to heat change Does seem rather strange And from minus three To thirty can be Enough to completely derange! Kids were swimming and I was mowing, so back to normal has happened fast. My lack of operating router … Continue reading

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New Year between three time zones


Hope this is a sign that 2017 will have a rainbow lining to all clouds. Back in SA via Addis which is an hour earlier than the two hours SA is earlier than UK. I need a stiff drink to … Continue reading

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