Monthly Archives: June 2017

Knysna, rising like a phoenix

This gallery contains 7 photos.


Originally posted on JessGS:
All Photo Credit to Makayla McGarvey The Damage The Knysna Fires have wreaked havoc and destruction across the town and the entire landscape. In times of great trouble, the community has shown an inner strength, and…

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Aloe and Good Buy Choo!


Oh, I do like to travel with a choo-choo, Oh, a choo-choo’s the thing for me and you, Oh, I do like to listen to that chug, chug, chug While I take in sherry with a glug, glug, glug So … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Excursions, Parody, Photography, Really Awful Rhyme, Wanders | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Cloud Iridescence Transience


The Wednesday Weekly Photo Challenge gave a prompt of Transient and I immediately remembered the wonderful sight we had seen in Romsey, Hampshire, last December. I shared one of the photos on 1st January, but this gives me a chance … Continue reading

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Overshare from an Edit


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
In a novel I recently edited set in 1930s, the main character asks another to stay in his home with a young girl while he is out, and is asked what they should…

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Another independent bookshop comes to The End —


— and the cups will run dry. In 2009, a young girl named Kerry returned to Amanzimtoti from Cape Town, where she had first been employed, filled with experiences of boutique bookshops found in that area and determined to start one … Continue reading

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Backing up your Blog Content


Originally posted on suzannebowditch:
I just read some great advice from Hugh W Roberts blog, hughsviewsandnews.com. Its something that I’d never thought of – backing up your blog content – especially if you have a lot of posts, images, comments…

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The Last Squawk


          Thread of sound, whistle prints on mind, Gnaws like word from such ring can fall; Touch apart, broken one may find Wheeling echo of that sad call. © June 2017 Colonialist

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