Goodbye Wave

Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally.

This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time in keeping grandkids amused. Various things kept busting around the house and needing repair. Vet visit for shots for the still-adoring Tabitha had to be slotted in, as well as taking a Much Better Half to the doctor for flu to be sorted out. There were also the ins and outs of attending to Sister in Law and her broken hip.

Add to this further fine-tuning on Darx Circle, and then the discovery that for the two Tabika books new cover designs were just the beginning. It became necessary to reformat the entire innards of each, and adjust and reposition all the pictures.  This time I have given them all a transparent layer, which makes them look even more professional than they did with the version from the actual publishers.

On one of our shell-seeking wanders on the beach, this wave was observed. I clicked and ran away at speed. For anyone on a surfboard it would have been a goodbye wave, indeed.

We went to gentler ones at Durban Ski-boat Club on Sunday, where the kids and I boogie-boarded. This is another club served with an eviction notice so that a Malaysian consortium can blot the landscape with high-rises. My opinion of them, the officials who are allowing it, and the whole administration, cannot be framed in language a gentleman would wish to utter.

© August 2017 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to Goodbye Wave

  1. MoreThanACat says:

    Why is it that progress means destroying beauty?


  2. gipsika says:

    Hi Col. Lovely pics, and lovely post! Hope all is well there!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sjoe daai laaste foto is pragtig


  4. Calmgrove says:

    Thanks for letting us know so’s we’re not wondering or worrying — and you know we all entirely understand, both the honest demands made on your leisure and energies and the ‘the whips and scorns of time, the proud man’s contumely’ (whatever that is) and all the rest of life’s petty and not-so-petty irritations.

    Commiserations, Chris


  5. sometimes life gets way too hectic – take care xo

    Liked by 1 person

  6. elspethc says:

    See you when … ever… whatever lets you return


  7. Well then, what is stopping you?


  8. susielindau says:

    We’ll be here when you come back! *Waves*


    • colonialist says:

      I am making a comeback now, actually!

      Liked by 1 person

      • susielindau says:

        I’m so glad!
        Back when I first started blogging I had a site at Open Salon. It was more like a forum with all the “flame wars” started in comments. The fight always led to a “flounce” where a blogger would threaten to quit. It reminded me of playground squabbles. I stayed out of it. BUT When I see one of my friends talk about quitting, I leave a comment to remind them of the community they’ve built. So glad you’re sticking around!


        • colonialist says:

          I worded it badly. The post featuring a wave of lethal potential was meant as an excuse for the sudden two-week hiatus in posts, with the heading giving a deliberate misconception which would the be corrected.

          Liked by 1 person

  9. Marc-André says:

    Sometimes life gets in the way of online stuff but such is life. And after all family is more important. 🙂


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