Author Archives: colonialist

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. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.

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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Driven to Drink and In The Drink


I have spent literally hours in trying, with increasing frustration and fury, to add this picture to the previous post. The minute I try and import it, the post reverts to the brief one for the previous day, and it … Continue reading

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Switched Off Now Switched On Again.


  Just when I wake up to start blogging after a hectic morning at the Flea Market, the current is due to go off in three minutes. Bye. for now!             Right; the following morning … Continue reading

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Here Currently; Hair Today; Gone Tomorrow


We are back to the famous Load Shedding. The power utility is once again unable to cope, is running out of fuel and capacity, and has equipment breaking down faster than they can repair it. So they go back to … Continue reading

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