Category Archives: Colonialist

More on Beds


    I’ve grown accustomed to my bed – Can hardly bear to leave it; By day and night I’m to it wed, And then need to bereave it; For every hour, don’t you know,~ I must get up, and … Continue reading

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Geese in Hieroglypics or Camouflage


During a visit to Durban Botanic Gardens today, this family of Egyptian Geese wandered up almost underfoot. I have had to sharpen the picture for the goslings to stand out a bit — they are well camouflaged. It is good … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Colonialist, Galas, Personal Journal | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Terminological Inexactitude Friday.


The Fibbing Friday questions and answers for today: 1 Why was Eric the Red called Eric the Red? 2 Why did Christopher Columbus sail west? 3 Who were the Vikings? 4What is a scullery maid? 5 What is a dumb … Continue reading

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Golf a la Carte


We lunched at the Golf Club today; Of golf cart I got in the way; It struck me then strongly How thinking is wrongly, And shouldn’t belong-ry, To have such things brought into play: For walking that ought To be … Continue reading

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Taps & The Last Post


Latest posts strange patterns show, About which one needs to know, Things I find of interest are, Found to give out ‘No cigar!’ Seems to me, advancing age Hardly senses will engage; Far more popular the try: Petrol refill that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me: and a Brief History.


One short of eighty years today There came a great event, For that is when there came our way Yours truly, mischief bent; To end of war, and more and more Of conflicts through the years, Through all absurdities the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Colonialist, Current Affairs, Humorous rhyme, Personal Journal, political satire, Really Awful Rhyme, Rhyme | Tagged , , , | 24 Comments

Thief of Time — or Adder?


Leanne Cole asks whether procrastination isn’t just laziness? My comment took the form of one of my Really Awful Rhymes: ‘Procrastination is of time the thief’? Consider, though, that ‘Look before you leap’ Can give more time, and save you … Continue reading

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