Category Archives: Boating

Where Santa Arrives by Boat to a Christmas Tree Party


  SEA THE REALLY AWFUL FUTURE OF PASSED PRESENTS The reindeer scornfully decline To go below equator line, For any future Christmas run With presents, passed to everyone.  As climate there, all of them say Is most unsuited to a … Continue reading

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FARMERS’ MARKET TO WHARFARE


  On Sunday we all set out inland, with the intention of visiting our nearest Farmers’ Market, at Shongweni.  How is it, then, that a sea scene was seen?   What happened was that we found a jam at the … Continue reading

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Wild Weekend


The pictures in my previous post were, in fact, taken at St Lucia Estuary and Mfolozi Game Reserve respectively.  We had an opportunity to spend a couple of nights at St Lucia village, and travelled there on Friday.  St Lucia … Continue reading

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: AN UNUSUAL POV OF A TURNING POINT


Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV; and also the Daily Prompt on 6th of Turning Point.  You may call it laziness;  I call it multi-tasking! © Colonialist September 2013 (WordPress)

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Really Awfully Long-winded with Long-eared Creatures


  First of month, my normal habits Are to utter loudly, ‘Rabbits!’ – August month has now begun; Hope you have a happy one.  Here, it gives us lots of wind, Which is really most unkind, (Shakespeare really didn’t mind … Continue reading

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Foefie Slide, Friends and Floating


   A ‘foefie slide’ is the South African term for a cable supported between two points, one end higher than the other, and with a pulley and some form of suspending device by means of which one can slide down … Continue reading

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DISTRACTIONS


  I spent most of today in a sub-committee designed to straighten out a constitution which has been so patched up over the years that it is a wonder it doesn’t fall to bits and scatter itself all over the … Continue reading

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THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH


The only absolute Is that there are no absolutes; If this one would refute, When all the factors one computes, Then reasoning must show Objections seem to be undue, For what you think you know Depends upon the point of … Continue reading

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Training the young by really awfully earnest, learned and decorous examples.


I am ever conscious of the need to maintain a dignified grandfatherly presence in order to offer an example of how seriously life must be taken, and to instil culture and education in my grandchildren.  An example may be drawn … Continue reading

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SOUNDS LIKE REALLY AWFUL CARD GAME


Let mirthful merriment abound, And let us all be jolly, For at long last I now have found The cause of all the folly, Which sabotaged my DVD And made it play so awfully, Twas in the cards, as I … Continue reading

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