Monthly Archives: December 2018

Entertaining Creatures at Chantecler


Yesterday we all went to provide entertainment for the fish, buck and peacocks to be found at Chantecler Hotel in Drummond, some forty minutes or so from home. It is not cler . . . er, clear . . . … Continue reading

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Brutish British Royals Still Shoot Peasants


    A Boxing Day custom that’s really unpleasant Is how British Royals still shoot at a pheasant, The old ones can’t help it; the practice is rooted, But for all the young ones it needs to be booted. If … Continue reading

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Border Cross (Non-Canine)


Today’s Wordle has rather clearly got the sound of Trump pets, and drums up missiles Donald cannot duck. With hope seek poor the joy of border crossed — They waste their risk; an open welcome lost; For flood of both … Continue reading

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Disgusting Barbarism at Clifton Beach


                The recent descent into ignorant savagery by a group of protestors at Cape Town’s Clifton Beach must be condemned in strongest terms of disgust and outrage. It is still unclear what circumstances … Continue reading

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Yacht Club Before Storm; Then, STORM!


  We decided quite late after a steaming hot summer day to head for the Yacht Club for supper and so that the kids could swim in their pool. Alas, we had barely arrived and settled ourselves when a westerly … Continue reading

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BOXING DAY PAST AND PRESENT(S)


  Though fat-headed officialdom Feel it should now be known As Day of Goodwill, where I’m from: Leave Boxing Day alone! Although the day no more refers To Wenceslas’ deed — Distributing boxed charity To all the poor in need … Continue reading

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Christmas Day


Merry Christmas, Everyone! For your bemusement, let me offer what Much Better Half had to put up with by way of a present because the present wasn’t present. This sheet of paper was handed to her: Now, how did we … Continue reading

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