Category Archives: Art

Celtic Rock; noisy rather than tasty.


The grandchildren were in the same area as this during the morning, and Jeneva managed to twist her ankle while Rhiannon got nipped by a spider on some climbing equipment. We are watching that closely. An afternoon visit to the … Continue reading

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Immy-agination in Art


GloPoWriMo Day 22 Prompt is as follows: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that engages with another art form – it might be about a friend of yours who paints or sculpts, your high school struggles … Continue reading

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Automatic ‘Copy WordPress Posts to Facebook’ Function


I was annoyed when this facility was removed amidst a flood of incomprehensible jargon and computer-jabber. I was even more annoyed when google and Bing searches gave more of the same, but the gist was either that it was no … Continue reading

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals … Continue reading

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Schooldaze …


Eight-year-old granddaughter R, entering Grade 3 (which my generation knew as Standard 1) is already involved in a hectic schedule.  Off her own bat she auditioned for Junior Choir, and yesterday received a letter of congratulation stating that she has … Continue reading

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Picturing Families Noble and Royal


While unpacking another of the thousand-or-so boxes we moved from our previous residence, I came across a folder with some of my late father’s experimental prints. As one of many hobbies, Hyla Noble was into early colour photography, developing, printing, and enlarging. … Continue reading

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My Worgle and My Worg – Which is Worgse?


Wordle 251 using my usual self-imposed rules of words in order, adding as few as possible, and rhyming:                                     Impact Hung less high made the painted fish, Upon their … Continue reading

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