Monthly Archives: February 2020

Colonialist’s SONA 2020

(Everyone present to be greeted by name as a preamble including the team that cleans the toilets): The State of the Nation is: DIRE It has been decided to rename the Provinces. Each will become a mini-State. There will be: … Continue reading

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I am a dangerous person to be around, in that I am given to violins. The one I play most often is a run-of-the mill Suzuki: My other one, that Rhiannon has been picking up the rudiments on, is something … Continue reading

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During the time blogging and computers were not 0n the agenda, one of the garden projects undertaken was accomplished by reversing the usual order of shadecloth and gravel. The cloth prevents the gravel from burying itself in the sand base, … Continue reading

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Race Against Time

One again loadshed time approaches at speed, and the internet is going at all the rate of a lame slug.  ‘Highlights’ of the day have been going fifty miles across Death Valley to fetch our new garden labour force (Mondays … Continue reading

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  For Jan the first a Really Awful Rhyme Was meant to indicate that it was time – Or such had been my definite decision – To see the year with Twenty Twenty Vision! Over an entire month blogging has … Continue reading

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