Category Archives: Excursions

Happy Easter, Everybunny!


(I owe the ‘Everybunny’ version to the active imagination of 8-year-old granddaughter R.) Today we went into training for an Easter-Egg-Eating marathon.  This is what we did it with, on a trip from Kloof up the hill from Durban to … Continue reading

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Roomy Game Rooms


In my previous post, I showed pictures of the little four-bedroomed cottage we occupied at the 2000 hectare Tillietudlem Game Reserve.  Here are a couple of the  much larger Ogram House, established by the original settler from Scotland in the 1870s.  … Continue reading

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Having a Wild Time


  The past four days have been memorable. Muscles loosened up by an hour on a horse have been kept in action with a lot of walking, climbing, swimming, and even paddling a small boat round a dam. I can … Continue reading

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Falls from Horses and Meaningful Meandering


Yesterday WordPress had a fit of the sulks and refused to respond. Now, hopefully, a more co-operative mood is in evidence. We have some visitors from UK … well, Spain, actually … who will be with us for a few … Continue reading

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Triple Security


For the photo theme Security I immediately thought our our Africanis, Annie — As a stray we took her in; Security we gave; Now with all the crime and sin, Who is it who will save? She gives us security: The … Continue reading

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Anti-Colonialist Antics and Antipathy, Bikes, and Lots of Water


The past weekend started with swimming – self at home and then we all shot off to young J’s swimming lesson. From there it was to the Pavilion Mall, where I splashed out on a new cycle computer. After lunch … Continue reading

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Some Roads I Have Been Taken With …


… and the photos taken of the roads taken, for this week’s photo challenge of The Road Taken. © March 2017 Colonialist

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