Monthly Archives: May 2018

Launchplace for Fantasy Worlds


My Place in the World is, as visitors may have noticed, in a little city called Durban set on the southeast coast of Africa. Naturally, I have a wealth of choice when it comes to pictures of that area but … Continue reading

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Grade Four Afrikaans Presentation


R has done this Power Point ‘My Pet Amber’ to support a presentation she has to give in Afrikaans at school. I think it is charming, particularly the whirly bit! If only we had had such aids available during my … Continue reading

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TESTING CREDULITY


‘An incredulous thing, to make you incredulous.’  Which word is wrong? Neither, as each usage to that meaning can belong; ‘An incredible thing to make you incredible’ — can this also go? No, for here ‘Incredulous’ the second one should … Continue reading

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Rufus Leering at Edward Again


© May 2018 Colonialist

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ANTI BLOGGING ANTAGONISTS


Today I flitted round a lot (With fixing things, not like a bat!) And now and then, when tired I got Or found that I had lost the plot, I stopped and had a chat. Or played the piano for … Continue reading

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Above-ground Pool Supports Repair Without Draining.


Large above-ground pools have a good lifespan on the vinyl liner. But for homes right on the sea one cannot say the same for the metal supports. It has taken from 22nd December 2014 until now for some of those in … Continue reading

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Wildly Unlikely


This is, of course, a picture of pictures I took for the cover, but that isn’t what makes it unlikely. More unlikely is that one would ever get a peek at a peak so exactly shaped like a rhino, as … Continue reading

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Got Lines — Misbehaved?


The Current Photo Challenge is on the Lines of lines, so I’ve lined up a trio taken recently with lines in abundance.   © May 2018  Colonialist

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A Parliamentary Pronouncement


  OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS The power chain will sprout out with rubbish to press; Naught to stay simple, but sound sage, I guess; Rank lies seem same when, from their bag of tricks, Voice of spokesman will tip them to add … Continue reading

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals … Continue reading

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