Category Archives: Excursions

An Empty Stage and Taking a Dim View


In the latest performance of the Electricity Supply Commission, the actors have left the stage and the spotlights are off. The announcement came that due to circumstances never their fault they have had to implement Stage 6 of Loadshedding. We … Continue reading

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Now Snow Icy?


Still rooted in the theme of cold, At Gateway we chilled out, And there, indeed, we did make bold To let kids play and shout While flinging snowballs with great zest At Mom especially, And see whose snowman was the … Continue reading

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Just Coffee, Thanks!


Up early and we broke our fast With friends who sent us to there, And not a bad place for a blast, Or having quite a do there! Then on to sports shops; got a strap A broken one replacing, … Continue reading

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Bunny Chow or Chow with Bunnies


On each first, I have these habits To go seeking out some RABBITS! These came, if you want to know, From a place called Illovo, Where we went, after my treat Served for breakfast, was quite neat; This time all … Continue reading

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Exclusive Meeting With Royalty


  Yesterday we went for lunch to the ever-delightful Makaranga in Kloof. There the grandkids were the only ones to dare the distinctly chilly pool. I feel sure that if they found a pool in the Antarctic, they would go … Continue reading

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Celtic Rock; noisy rather than tasty.


The grandchildren were in the same area as this during the morning, and Jeneva managed to twist her ankle while Rhiannon got nipped by a spider on some climbing equipment. We are watching that closely. An afternoon visit to the … Continue reading

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Sundry Sunday Selections


As Mon. and Tues. a bore would be To anyone on earth but me, I’ll skip relating calls on phone And some experiments with drone, Reverting to the Sunday fun, Of interest, more, to everyone. Though Sunset Ridge quad bikes … Continue reading

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