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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.

A HOUSE INVASION AND MONKEY BUSINESS   


Wordle 326 Monkeys chop-chop relish undoing cupboard strap; Their sting done, then  moon-bottomed as away they fly — Blown farewell kisses then emerge derisively, mayhap, Ere shimmy from the crime, no justice sword nearby!   We came home yesterday to find … Continue reading

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Goog(mis)led!


On Sunday last Younger Daughter decided it was time to revisit an animal farm that serves the best scones in the universe. She had forgotten exactly where it was, so plugged in a Google ap. to provide instructions. At the … Continue reading

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Some Things Temporary: of Consuming Interest, and of Temper Rare, She!


The current Photo Challenge theme of Temporary  suggested these to me today:                                           ©   November 2017 Colonialist         … Continue reading

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A Zoo-ma Too-doo to Roo, Doo too Being Placed in the Moo-Poo by a Book


Wordle 325 Clear taunting body-language hidden fury test; War mission on, to give a lesson as a thief; From all the dirt exposed he’s sure to slide the best — That he, again, won’t pay fills one with disbelief! President … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and Delville Wood


I have been very involved with the annual prize-giving for the Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, and today delivered my speech in my capacity as President and handed out the cups. As in … Continue reading

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RIP Blog (not quite), a Cicada (completely), but bringing Mr Bean alive.


Many bloggers suffer under the misapprehension that it will be noticed if there is an abrupt hiatus in their posting, and that people will rush around like headless chickens wondering where they have got to. The reality is that nobody … Continue reading

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Rounded off Squarely


It has been over a week since I got a round to post, and the previous one squeezed in the Weekly Photo Challenge so I may as well painfully contrive to drag that into this one as well; therefore the pictures … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Challenge, Cover Design, Music, Personal Journal, photo challenge, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 22 Comments