Monthly Archives: February 2019

Top of Top 8 in Under 8

An event this evening filled us with pride and joy. As part of the Swimming Squad, selected from the top eight swimmers in each age group, Jeneva was entered in the annual Junior Top 8 Championship Gala in all four … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Too Much of a Bad Thing

It really is annoying That the stuff we are destroying With a ray Turns out not the only feature: There is yet another creature There at play! So, before this morning’s session I was given the impression Vividly, That an … Continue reading

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When One is What’s Cooking.

Due to a little how-de-do This here will be my daily view, The car-park here Is nice and near The hospital I’m going to. A big machine with lots of charms That welcomes me with open arms; Ten days will … Continue reading

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The Longest Six, and a Stephen Foster S. A. National Anthem.

After unearthing the family Yeoville mansion picture shown here, I did some more delving and found a book ‘‘Remembering Old Johannesburg’ published by AD Donker (Pty.) Ltd. in 1986. This is filled with reminiscences by Johannesburg and Rand Pioneers, and … Continue reading

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Monster no More; Swimming gets Boot.

The Monster Under the Bed, that became The Monster Under the House, is now a fairly normal domestic kitty. If, that is, one that is difficult to get a decent shot of!  Here is the best of many recent tries. … Continue reading

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  Line blocked: scraps stuck in drain; To blow through, is a hazy plan to strike them free again? No! Climb up, slide stick from high — then message get: Water flows, but tap left on, so floor is wet! … Continue reading

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Yeo-ho-ho-ville Pirated

In a recent post Arkenaton of A Tale Unfolds featured the above picture taken in the suburb of Yeoville in Johannesburg. In response to a comment of mine he wrote: Yeoville, like so many suburbs in Jo’burg is not what … Continue reading

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