Delighted and Bloggered Around Again

Our Electricity (Non-) Supply Commission, Escom, are at it again. A combination of strikes for rises in salary, in return for hopelessly substandard performance, and to be paid by a parastatal on its uppers, plus lack of capacity due to miserable mismanagement, and we have been dumped into Schedule 2 ‘Load-Shedding’ (an euphemism for cutting your electricity off for parts of the day). The timing for our loads to be shed coincides beautifully with when I normally do some blogging.

Cold suppers, geyser timing all askew giving rise to cold baths, under-charged mobile phones etc, and complaining computers from being zapped so often, are also by-products. Another has been the non-completion of a proof I am waiting for of another first-time-in-print for Honeydew Publishers.  I am dying to see it.

Joy is compounded when one notices areas lived in by civic dignitaries or local drug lords remaining, miraculously, all lit up.

(Please feel free to imagine a long string of highly imaginative invective here……………………


Anyway, this colourful little moth – ? – took my mind off such matters. A description gets one to the Forester Moth, but although that also has eight white spots on black it isn’t as fat, has much broader wings, and is found in USA.

© June 2018 Colonialist

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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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17 Responses to Delighted and Bloggered Around Again

  1. libraschild says:

    this is why we are on solar panel for water now and gas for cooking in SA!


  2. Widdershins says:

    Major suckitude! 😦 … do you have an alternative source of energy? Generator, solar, wind, if the handbasket goes even further towards Hades? … tying afore mentioned politicians and drug lords to a waterwheel?

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  3. Arkenaten says:

    Mister N.
    It is a handmaiden moth – Amata kuhlweini

    Here you go.


  4. Hier in Petooria is dit ook chaos…Dankie vir die verbeeldingsvlug wat ek by daardie stippels kon invul – ek voel nou sommer beter!


  5. Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!!


  6. I think you mis-spelled a word in the title , it’s a ‘U’ not an ‘LO’.
    You really should have done a “Holmes à Court”, our very own and first billionaire.


  7. disperser says:

    Some of the things I read about South Africa are not just an indication of corruption and mismanagement, but also drifting into potential physical conflict. Some of the rhetoric is especially alarming.

    Of course, much like here, looking at things from the outside can give one quite a different picture than what one would see in situ.

    I hope cooler heads prevail but since I see no evidence of that anywhere else in the world, I suspect it’s not likely there, either.


    • colonialist says:

      The situation is alarming from inside as well as out. Factions are determined to ferment disunity; everything wrong is blamed on Apartheid or Colonialism, or the whites generally while no responsibility is taken for corruption and ineptitude — in fact, it seems to be admired and celebrated. Not a rosy picture.


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