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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.

The Blue Between Gets a Turn.


                              Another day, another book launch. The librarian had influenced a move to Saturday morning, assuring me that it was always buzzing on that day and … Continue reading

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Out to Launch With Lunch


The latest of my launch dates was by invitation to an affair this morning hosted by District Six of the Durban Library network as part of their initiatives following Durban’s selection as the only UNESCO City of Literature in Africa. … Continue reading

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Actual activity deactivates virtual activity.


The more one does that one might blog about, The more one’s blogging time is put in doubt; I have been kept completely on the hop, And thus my blog came screeching to a stop! Let me at least give … Continue reading

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Wordle as an Equestrian Mishap


              Horse sleepy: cinch to sign up fine; Junk that child rider cannot bud? Chimes true . . . but strikes trunk of trees in line, Girth parts; on snow shows blood! © November … Continue reading

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Pictures: Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society.


A perk of being on the judging teams for the captioned competition is to see so many stunning gardens. There was stiff competition for the honours and winners in the various individual categories were of a high standard. I’ll show … Continue reading

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AGENDA for trilingual six-word short story.


  De agenda van katten: wereld verovering. Agenda van katte is wêreld verowering Cats’ agenda: to conquer the world. (Doldriest zeswoordverhaal uitdaging — a challenge to use a key word to write a six-word short story, found on her Dutch … Continue reading

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JUST FOR EMUS MEANT


An emu’s sing thing —  🙂 Do emus sing? No, for a lark They grunt and bark!* And that would bring Lark to take wing! Where take it to? Maybe a zoo, For zoo can do With new wing or … Continue reading

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