Category Archives: Africa

Lamenting a Lost Love


Calls for walk on pebbles, repenting, Lonely love, his world representing, Air wild, and shakes the trees there; Sends to knees; now in despair. © January 2019 Colonialist Advertisements

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The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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Caturday funnies — Poe’s birthday edition


Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
My comment: Love it! For the benefit of those who don’t quite register, Edgar Alan Poe wrote: “Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’ `Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!’ I shrieked upstarting – `Get thee back into the … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Attractions and Detractions


  We took a birthday-celebrating friend and husband to help us put on yet another show for the peacocks, fish and buck at Chantecler on Sunday, and I had my first swim for ages. My recent ongoing tendency to do … Continue reading

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A Day Filled with Interesting Times.


From the moment my special cat M fled screaming under our wardrobe at five a.m. pursued by Katie, one of the bully-cats from the Main House, I might have known that this would not be a day of peacefulness and … Continue reading

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Deadly Van-dalism.


                Wheel slides in rain, glazed grip will snap Alarm box wails; gives name from mishap; Survival depends on chassis frame, But gain-bait means white van and taxi have the same . . … Continue reading

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Feeling CD and Highly Out of Sorts


Last evening after supper, just when I was gearing for a spot of blogging, the lights gave a pathetic flicker and died. I still don’t know whether that was a session of planned load-shedding, or a fault that got fixed … Continue reading

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