Category Archives: Excursions

The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Attractions and Detractions


  We took a birthday-celebrating friend and husband to help us put on yet another show for the peacocks, fish and buck at Chantecler on Sunday, and I had my first swim for ages. My recent ongoing tendency to do … Continue reading

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Cabaret Show-off


In celebration of Younger Daughter’s birthday (she should have been named Horatia, being born on Trafalgar Day) we went to the Chanticleer Hotel in Drummond, where the roast meal with soup, main course of succulent beef and veg, and fruit … 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

A Human Reserve and a Game Reserve


One of the ironies a blogger faces is that when there is a great deal to blog about, there isn’t enough time to do it in. With lots of literary things happening — watch this space! — I am battling … Continue reading

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Anniversary Waltz with Music


The words I posted on the anniversary of when Much Better Half and I met are far better as a tale of romance when accompanied by the music. As I mentioned, that had been lost in the move, and so … Continue reading

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Out Chopping for a TV, I Saw the View Open, then Sea Another Path


It started with the hard drive of Younger Daughter’s TV decoder up in the main house packing in. This meant that programmes could no longer be saved and stored for when she, the kids, and the two of us in … Continue reading

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