Category Archives: Africa

Goodbye Tabitha; When is James Bond Due?


Our latest (purr-manent) cat does not remain at rest for an instant until lights-out, which is why we have missed a very purr-ominent identification until now. After seeing it, Much Better Half has abandoned her name of Tabitha (I always … Continue reading

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Recurring Felines of Being Unable to Cope with Multiply Cat Shun!


Those who faithfully subscribe to these scribblings will recall that we adopted two factory cats in April, 2016 and then another from Younger Daughter’s workplace in May this year. Finally, only last month,  Much Better Half came home in with a bemused … Continue reading

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Shining Exam Pulls


With a WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Ooh, Shiny! featuring “Diversions, distractions, and delightful detours”, few things will take my attention away from everything else as completely as when the main ‘shiny’ signals, in spectacular manner, that it is settling down for … Continue reading

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Ill Literate


Originally posted on Leslie Hyla Winton Noble:
Guess which two authors the statements below refer to?  (1)   Books sexist, racist and elitist and devoid of literary merit. (BBC) (2)   Books with no literary merit; unsuitable for school libraries; promoting harmful…

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Mad Pachyderm


For a belated stab at this week’s Photo Challenge on the subject of Elemental I am submitting these pictures.  Pity I don’t have one of a mental ellie to match my title. Tailpiece: ‘How did you know, Holmes, that he … Continue reading

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Out and AbOut at Random


© August 2017 Colonialist

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New Front Matter for Tabika


While reformatting my earlier novels Tabika and Tabika Book Two for the forthcoming new editions, I had an impulse to set the tone of Book Two with a new rhyme.  I think it works quite well,  and Tabitha, lying on my desk … Continue reading

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