Category Archives: Colonialist

Remembrance Day and Delville Wood


I have been very involved with the annual prize-giving for the Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, and today delivered my speech in my capacity as President and handed out the cups. As in … Continue reading

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Ring in a Peaceful Era


Wordle 318   Quake! Lock the foe so faux; Bottom, rebel pen to go; Chain to brace the chase must grow; ‘Ding!’ at crossroads hope will show! © September 2017 Colonialist  

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Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was


My Yacht Club, Point, has an0ther world champion to add to the one it g0t in its first 100 years, which was Bruce McCurroch who won with Paul Elvstrom in the Solings Worlds of 1974.  (We have raced against him, albeit … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL, DIS GRACE


Disgrace she is, disgrace she left in, disgrace complete dis Grace; And isn’t she just graceless when she puts on angry face? Her kids need discipline, it seems, as do their female friends, And she just loves to give it … Continue reading

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Another independent bookshop comes to The End —


— and the cups will run dry. In 2009, a young girl named Kerry returned to Amanzimtoti from Cape Town, where she had first been employed, filled with experiences of boutique bookshops found in that area and determined to start one … Continue reading

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The Last Squawk


          Thread of sound, whistle prints on mind, Gnaws like word from such ring can fall; Touch apart, broken one may find Wheeling echo of that sad call. © June 2017 Colonialist

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Watson a Name?


It’s elementary, my dear: What’s pictured on your sporting gear With no colonialist show Should there, on any portion, go; The Springboks came from bad old days, But now a bloke who cricket plays Must as a Protea be known … Continue reading

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