Monthly Archives: October 2018

Annointment From a Hadeda Ibis Nest


Wordle 375 Eggs sway in breeze on misty day Attentive parents drive cats away Hatched child (or chick) in home movies features Won’t sing, but runny tum these creatures — Find the corn set out today Sent back down in … Continue reading

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Gala Occasion for Sisters


    At last, a Squad Gala where both grandkids were fit and competing. They distinguished themselves nicely.  J got a third in the butterfly, and then won both the freestyle and the breaststroke in her age group. R, in … Continue reading

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Cabaret Show-off


In celebration of Younger Daughter’s birthday (she should have been named Horatia, being born on Trafalgar Day) we went to the Chanticleer Hotel in Drummond, where the roast meal with soup, main course of succulent beef and veg, and fruit … Continue reading

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Lots of Legs-up, Finny Features, Just Geese What . . . Ducks, Deadly Flutter, Filinus Furfluffs


It is currently — ha ha! — lightning-ing like anything and the crashing thunder nearly sent me crashing through the ceiling, after a flash like little eyes so helpless and appealing (Thank Heaven for Little Girls). Much time has been … Continue reading

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Electrifying Bogarde at Knight


                          Dirk Bogarde was always one of my favourite actors, and I soon discovered that his writing is highly entertaining and engaging. His friends must have looked forward … Continue reading

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Vile Sewer Scum Disguised as People


  I heard this evening that a fellow member of the Horticultural fraternity, a charming elderly lady living alone, has suffered two mishaps in two days. Firstly, after returning from shopping, she was offloading her car into her garage right … Continue reading

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Sea Here, Just Down the Hill from Home


After a cold and misera-bubble day yesterday, featuring damp descending with enthusiasm (filled the pool again), today had cheered up a bit. At least it didn’t have the chilly gale that rendered my morning swim yesterday rather unpleasant. Of course, … Continue reading

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