Monthly Archives: March 2018

March-Haring and a BAD Friday


  The end of the month has not been without incident. On Thursday I took young J for some rather overdue training for a Swimming Distance Badge she is booked to try out for on 19th April. The idea being … Continue reading

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THE BEST DECISION


Towards the end of last year I was involved in looking at the proofs of ‘Split Decision’ as I mentioned at the time.  The water running under that bridge ran into a few obstructions, and it is only this week … Continue reading

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Water Baby


The latest gala, this time for little J’s swim school, and she does her winning thing on freestyle and breaststroke. WORDLE 344 Since birth the silky saturate This soul is sharp to have as dish; In truth, when broken shadows … Continue reading

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Proposals for Land Expropriation Without Compensation


Wordle 343 Heap scorn, and make no wild attempt to cajole, Such means of wolf practice are small in kind and role; Close by, cause one to cringe at the sight — Proponents, all, may be called a blight. (Latest … Continue reading

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Let There be a Searchlight


When not collecting kids from school or watching swimming training, I have spent most of the past couple of days in hunting for a charger for my Eurolux searchlight.  After several years without a charge, the few million candlepower beam … Continue reading

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A Golden Opportunity …


… for experience, is what we regarded R’s entry into the Provincial Swimming Championships to be. No other gilty thoughts entered our heads. We were duly thrilled when she acquitted herself well yesterday, but today we were over the moon … Continue reading

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A Weekend that goes Swimmingly


We are all spending the entire weekend at Kings Park Swimming Pool next to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Young R has been entered by her Seagulls Club for four races in the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships Gala. Here … Continue reading

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