Monthly Archives: September 2017

Windows of Opportunity


Some random Windows themes from my pictures for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Owlingly Awful Talepiece       © September 2017 Colonialist Advertisements

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Counting Costas


Spain has the Costa Brava, the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, the Costa de la Luz and several more Costa-type places.   Costa Rica in South America has much to recommend it if you don’t mind an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Layered and with Layers


The current Weekly Photo Challenge features Layered so I thought I’d offer a choice of layers …  (The pictures were taken today at Illovo Nursery down the road apiece.) OWLINGLY AWFUL TALEPIECE

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Ring in a Peaceful Era


Wordle 318   Quake! Lock the foe so faux; Bottom, rebel pen to go; Chain to brace the chase must grow; ‘Ding!’ at crossroads hope will show! © September 2017 Colonialist  

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Fighting Racism is Not Nearly Enough!


Those who get knitted knickers from racism are only on the threshold of all the dreadful discriminations that people indulge in all the time. There are plenty of other evil ‘isms’ to be eradicated, all based on the same terrible … Continue reading

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Sustainable Living is More Than Keeping Breathing!


This past weekend, from Thursday through Sunday, in my capacity as current President of the venerable Durban and Coast Horticultural Society (Est 1903!), I was much occupied with our stand at Durban’s annual Sustainable Living Exhibition. A painful back meant I … Continue reading

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Not flatulence or a wee spot of damp.


Water Pity (Wordle 317) We turn the tap but we forget Where sucks the pipe to get the wet, And, as we swing in shower spray, What treatments keep the plague away; Imagine tub, no word of taps, No thump … Continue reading

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