Category Archives: Colonialist


Today it rained, And water we gained, Today it rained, and after that it rained some more, Today it rained, And you’d be hare-brained Not noticing the water we did score; Today it rained, And I have refrained From mentioning … Continue reading

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Oh I Do Like to See Beside the Seaside


I do love to stare into the pools, Though the creatures that live beside the seaside When looking up at us must think us fools! Oh, it’s luverly wand’ring at the seaside And especially at a low spring tide, And … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Colonialist, Excursions, Grandchildren, Personal Journal, Seashells | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Don’t Believe in Beliefs


  Religions that impose compulsions not to interfere with an insect from an apiary … you must bee leave! … are actually going to get you stung. How ridiculous that ‘must believe’ statement is. When you hear something, it either … Continue reading

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Really Awful Natural and Unnatural Causes


  We have a lovely neighbourhood That always entertains, Last night yard-hoppers thought they should Seek out ill-gotten gains. But Younger Daughter heard them here And sounded the alarm, At which they scooted off in fear And just our gate … Continue reading

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Bally Fine Go at the BFG


A Big Friendly Giant of a show! It is a miracle that so soon after the magnificent ‘Camelot’, KickstArt Productions are able to come up with anything half as elaborate and ambitious as Roald Dahl’s ‘the BFG’. Part of the … Continue reading

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A Wordle All At Sea


Slam hatch against the blast From winter cycle; Crawl, lost, back from the mast — Where’s bad St Michael*? — Has Channel race gone wrong? Link to reaching France Suspect will take too long; There’s but slender chance! * patron saint … Continue reading

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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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