Monthly Archives: February 2019

Concerted Valentine Party


On 9th February I saw this competition, featuring two tickets to KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert on Valentine’s Night: https://sosuterbill.com/2019/02/09/win-a-special-valentines-treat/   As may be seen, the second half featured Elgar, whose music we are both fond of, and I thought, … Continue reading

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Things Going Swimmingly — and NOT


Morning spent inside a barrel With commands of, ’Do not move!’ Clad in rather scant apparel The occasion to improve, Has but little to commend it I can bring into my mind, And I rather would forefend it Even though … Continue reading

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Out of Power


    Load-shedding of current supply Is raisin’ concerns as to why In-sultana patience, from merely Stage Two, Abruptly a move to Stage Four they should do, Whereby twice a day, for a lark, Deprived of spark, things all go … Continue reading

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Filters with Sand


Today featured breakfast (with filter coffee) at our local surfing establishment near the beach, and then (after some tips from a friend on the wiring) a final completion of my sand filter installation. Neatening-up will follow later. Testing was interrupted … Continue reading

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Awfully Missed Rugby Opportunities


                  Fly; chance may mar, let by, The star to shoot on the sly; Apart from falling far too shy, Lacks all credence! That is why Chart how they barter goal for … Continue reading

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Grandfathers Sharpen Abilities and are Cranky.


It is an awful bind When pencils need a grind, And one then has to find A handle one can wind. If point you cannot see, That’s when it needs to be: The lead must be set free To a … Continue reading

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Playing Doctor-Doctor Bracingly.


You will not, in fact, be giving Very much of a concession To admit we all are living For the medical profession. It was eight o’clock I started My own visit to the doctor, And before we then departed R, … Continue reading

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