Category Archives: Colonialist

Launchplace for Fantasy Worlds


My Place in the World is, as visitors may have noticed, in a little city called Durban set on the southeast coast of Africa. Naturally, I have a wealth of choice when it comes to pictures of that area but … Continue reading

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Food of Love or Poison


  Day 23 ‘… write a double elevenie. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in … Continue reading

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Half a Century Young


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: (Objects or) People Older than 50 years My granddaughter J on the left doesn’t quite qualify, but Elder Daughter K, centre, does. She made full use of our portapool and the various fitness thingies in … Continue reading

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BARGAIN POST – Two For One Clique


  Wordle 347 Day 17 GloPoWriMo – FAMILY TALE PASSED DOWN; IN THIS CASE MY OWN: To inject some humour for a treat, I must confess There’s a tale about a ‘sect’ who all in aprons dress; To channel my … Continue reading

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Easter Presents/Presence


We are Easter Buns, and have left behind Some hidden eggs, two of each kind, If you find both, then, —do you mind— Leave one alone for your sister to find! A print of the above was handed to grandkids … Continue reading

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Let There be a Searchlight


When not collecting kids from school or watching swimming training, I have spent most of the past couple of days in hunting for a charger for my Eurolux searchlight.  After several years without a charge, the few million candlepower beam … Continue reading

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A Weekend that goes Swimmingly


We are all spending the entire weekend at Kings Park Swimming Pool next to the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Young R has been entered by her Seagulls Club for four races in the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships Gala. Here … Continue reading

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