Monthly Archives: December 2019

Frantic Activity and Fury


Today I put in a burst of activity as the last time before the Chemo kicks in and I feel furious ambitions to sleep. First I paid the customary visit to the Flea Market, here seen from the far end … Continue reading

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Dripped On and At


For the past week it has rained; It has rained hard. It has rained gently. It has drizzled. It has teemed down. It has teamed up with the wind to wreck umbrellas and soak the holders. By the time a … Continue reading

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No Trump Opening Bid


Trump: disgusting little creature; No redeeming sort of feature; Filled with jealousy and spite, Can’t accept Thunberg is right; She makes Don and Jair like boys Smashing up their childhood toys, It is inexplicable US have despicable So -called leaders … Continue reading

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A Cupboard Not for Cups


Today was spent in overseeing the installation of our new cupboard, then out on the town in the unrelentingly pouring rain to get a blood test and then to buy some items I failed to find. Even Enid Blyton’s ‘The … Continue reading

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Wordle 433 — Writing Advice


The Sunday Whirl Story filling well, so don’t choke; Jump in, try to open with a joke; Then sin and fire, giving grounds to fly, With line for sexual hunger by and by. © December 2019 Colonialist

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Good News


If you’re wanting to be happy, read the news, No matter just what part of it you choose, And whether from the bottom or the top — It is so very pleasant when you stop! © December 2019 Colonialist

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An Empty Stage and Taking a Dim View


In the latest performance of the Electricity Supply Commission, the actors have left the stage and the spotlights are off. The announcement came that due to circumstances never their fault they have had to implement Stage 6 of Loadshedding. We … Continue reading

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