Category Archives: Africa

Race Against Time


One again loadshed time approaches at speed, and the internet is going at all the rate of a lame slug.  ‘Highlights’ of the day have been going fifty miles across Death Valley to fetch our new garden labour force (Mondays … Continue reading

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Colonialist Died in 2019


It brings home how fleeting and transitory blogging relationships are that only two people seem to have noticed. Anyway, a Lazarus act was effected today, as may be seen. The reasons for the sudden departure are many and complex, and … Continue reading

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A Striking Day with Hit Tunes


My Christmas Day main gift with the one it replaces. Constructed on 26th. The old one’s adjustments packed in years ago. The new one is thrillingly adaptable!  As Rhiannon discovered, by pulling out the adjustment lever it becomes a rocker. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 Worth Thousands of Words


© December 2019 Colonialis

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The Impossible Gift


Merry Christmas Everyone! (Sorry, I don’t DO Happy Holidays.) A story written previously that I thought was worthy of a repeat for this Christmas. It has now mysteriously vanished from the original blog, Facebook, and Word, perhaps due to the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Children's Fiction, Flash Fiction | 19 Comments

Woe and Whoah!


 Typical of today, I did a whole long post wailing about its mishaps, but when I tried to add a picture it simply went away never to be seen again in draft or any other form.  I give up. Colonialist.

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Colourful and Breezy


On the day of departure of the kids and their mother, Jeneva started singing this song to me. She had learnt it in choir. I was amazed. Her diction was flawless, she had no chopped-off notes which kids are inclined … Continue reading

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A Band Done Meant


Today the kids and their Mama Have journeyed forth a little far, O’er blazing fires they have flown Which back on their own route have blown, Till in Cape Town they duly landed Where family won’t leave them stranded, For … Continue reading

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Wordle 434: The Prospector Celebrates Success.


Shuffle to bar; brief cheer at surge of dirt Trip; still kiss the steam that will churn from glittery shirt! © December 2019 Colonialist

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Frantic Activity and Fury


Today I put in a burst of activity as the last time before the Chemo kicks in and I feel furious ambitions to sleep. First I paid the customary visit to the Flea Market, here seen from the far end … Continue reading

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