Category Archives: Africa

The Call of the Sea


Wordle 339 From sand, follow wind with urge memory saves To shout ‘Outward bound!’ You miss the power and hunger of the waves — Madness of boundless sound. © February 2018 Colonialist Advertisements

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No Change of Address


Un-presidented goings-on In SA with J Zuma gone, Last week the State of Nation thing Was scheduled for JZ to sing But Ram a Pozer has, instead, Now been the one to get it read; His laughter had become quite … Continue reading

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Lateral Thinking with a Beam to make one Beam.


I recently boasted in a comment that I was good at Heath Robinson solutions to problems. (In fact, I should show the one I was referring to, some time soon.) I thought I would regale you with my latest. In … Continue reading

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For you, Senorita, I weel …


keel  … rescue … a-da bull … Bulbul! We keep (too many) rescue cats. We feed and encourage birds. There is a conflict, there, and inevitably the cats will nab one. Particularly with chicks, where the warning systems we have fitted … Continue reading

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Still Splashing Out


Kids who swim have taken over our waking hours in pooling their knowledge. This morning I had to dash to their school to deliver R’s sports bag. She had left it at home in the usual departure chaos, and needed … Continue reading

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Lost Days, Drier Humour, and a Painful Subject.


Dear Sirs,/ Month that I ordered duly received, But I feel in this matter I have been deceived; When counting the days, A shortage displays — Please forward three more, or I’ll feel aggrieved. In Jan I had use of … Continue reading

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Water Untide and Ran Away


And, with this, and the one below, it can also form the basis for the current Photo Challenge Variations on a Theme!    © January 2018 Colonialist  

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