Monthly Archives: August 2017

Did the Eagle Ever Land?


The trouble with school-going kids is that they have homework, and sometimes that can prove a serious distraction to parents or grandparents. Take this simple project of R’s dealing with the history of space exploration:  After duly admiring it, I … Continue reading

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Multiple Shooting


              Hammer down frame of rushing rivers, Dump your list of epic shivers, Hesitate on that late straight, Sense the gusts, protect from fate. (For Wordle  314 in order, rhyming, and with fewest added words.  … Continue reading

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A Tiny Cottage in the Woods


Today the owners of a Cowie’s Hill, Durban, property kindly opened it to our Garden Judges Association subsection of Durban and Coast Horticultural Society. Karen and Pat Goss have lived here for some 35 years, but now sadly need to … Continue reading

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Put in a Corner


WIth the Weekly Photo Challenge being Corner  this gives an opportunity to show the sort of corner I hope to be pushed into quite soon, when I do a launch of my new book It won’t be in that corner, … Continue reading

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Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was


My Yacht Club, Point, has an0ther world champion to add to the one it g0t in its first 100 years, which was Bruce McCurroch who won with Paul Elvstrom in the Solings Worlds of 1974.  (We have raced against him, albeit … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tabitha; When is James Bond Due?


Our latest (purr-manent) cat does not remain at rest for an instant until lights-out, which is why we have missed a very purr-ominent identification until now. After seeing it, Much Better Half has abandoned her name of Tabitha (I always … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL, DIS GRACE


Disgrace she is, disgrace she left in, disgrace complete dis Grace; And isn’t she just graceless when she puts on angry face? Her kids need discipline, it seems, as do their female friends, And she just loves to give it … Continue reading

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