Category Archives: Editing

Well-composed portraits, rushed edits, and Bella Italia


I have been haunting our post box daily for over two months waiting for a parcel slip for something sent by airmail from Estonia, and could hardly contain my surprise when it finally arrived.  Presumably, after reaching Johannesburg in two days, it … Continue reading

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A Really Awful policy decision on whether to use any more anymore.


On the building scene – a front door which, to be upfront, caused affront.  I think that the lintel was cut a teensy weensy bit too short, don’t you agree? Anyway, let us now turn to things less concrete.  A building exercise … Continue reading

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Brilliant comedy and dark tragedy


  Last evening we attended the Durban premiere of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. As we set out – without raingear – precipitation commenced.  It continued during our journey, made driving difficult when passing through areas suffering de-lightedly from … Continue reading

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‘Editification’ and delight – The Goddess of the Devil


Here is a Reblog from my writing, composing and editing site: Most writers tend to want their editors to remain, if not invisible, at least fairly well-hidden. Some, but not all, do give an acknowledgement in the front matter. Some … Continue reading

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(Inadvertently untitled) Of cool pix, editing and Elgar.


Something which caused me great sorrow was when my Nikon Coolpix, bought on a visit to the UK, suddenly started featuring pubs … er, bars … across every picture.  I was particularly fond of it because of the extreme battery … Continue reading

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