Monthly Archives: January 2019

The One-way Ticket Brigade


We went to a restaurant on the edge of the ‘cliff’ at Amanzimtoti on Sunday for a lunch as a farewell to yet another friend and family emigrating from South Africa. This one is not Packing for Perth but will … Continue reading

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Let’s Cancel Today and Restart


The first thing I noticed when I got up in the morning apart from agonising twinges of sciatica was Amber, who was supposed to be locked in the main house overnight, smirking at me from a lounge chair. Then I … Continue reading

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Ex-Clay-m About Road-Dent and Chain Reaction?


  Clay-covered, puddle emerge — hinge Round story of mouse on fringe . . . Pulses with fury, vents at chance chain stalls: Causing falls! © January 2019 Colonialist

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Fur Eye Day Fur-riday


Though Katie and Cassie are cats that belong Inside the main house, and it therefore is wrong,  In cottage for them to be taking their ease . . . But they, being cats, will just do as they please. And … Continue reading

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Prodigious Young Talent


A recent discovery I made last year (about eight years late) that has got me completely enthralled, is of the prodigy Alma Deutscher. Have you come across her? Born 2005, and now a concert pianist and violinist and a composer … Continue reading

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New Year DIY Solution Filtered Through


This Labyrinth I Roam is hosting NN1 on New Year Resolutions. Here is my little bit: When comes the New Year is when I Get energy renewed; With launching into DIY Ambition am imbued This year I sought a filter … Continue reading

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Lamenting a Lost Love


Calls for walk on pebbles, repenting, Lonely love, his world representing, Air wild, and shakes the trees there; Sends to knees; now in despair. © January 2019 Colonialist

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The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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Caturday funnies — Poe’s birthday edition


Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
My comment: Love it! For the benefit of those who don’t quite register, Edgar Alan Poe wrote: “Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’ `Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!’ I shrieked upstarting – `Get thee back into the … Continue reading

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Black Cat and a Stroke of Good Luck


Our latest feral cat has taken over a month to overcome enough nervousness to keep from diving under the house at our least movement, to emerge and sit near us when we are on the porch, and to come inside … Continue reading

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