Monthly Archives: December 2017

Raising an Issue of Ups and Downs


You know that jungle gym we so recently had erected for us? Well, I spent the best part of the day in taking some of it apart again. We were supposed to go out for dinner to Sister-in-Law’s place, but … Continue reading

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Really Awful Bird Spotting


It has been some time since I have used one of my Really Awful Owler ‘Rufus’ cartoons to end a post. Just to be different, here’s one that begins the post. Actually, it ends it, too. In fact, it IS … Continue reading

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A Beach Away from the Sea.


Today the family went to Kloof and Valley of 1000 Hills. I stayed at home and worked. This evening we had supper at Kaya Beach again. It always strikes me as a bit crazy, as the actual beach is on … Continue reading

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Natal North Coast by Car, Train, Bus, and lots of Walking.


As a treat for our visitor from Germany — a friend met by Younger Daughter many years ago when they were both on a working ‘holiday’ (ha ha) as chambermaids, waitresses etc at Inversnaid Hotel on the banks of Loch … Continue reading

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Christmas Elves do Happy New Ears


Here we have my two elves just before I went into the Father Christmas act after Xmas Dinner on Monday. And this shows a sample of the tablecloths which adorned both tables. (A cloth and an overlay — quite effective! … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Really Awful Presents and Labels.


Merry Christmas, everyone! This has been a hectic time indeed, with the family only returning from Cape Town on Friday morning and a houseguest arriving from Germany that afternoon. We have been the hosts this year for our traditional Xmas … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas Present on a Split Decision.


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
As a Christmas present to Carmen Capuano, the long-awaited proof for the South African print of Split Decision has finally been completed and was collected by me on Friday. It is looking really…

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