Category Archives: Excursions

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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A Sunday Drive


. . . we visited a new-to-us farm about halfway to Pietermaritzburg, where one of the highlights for the grand-girls is shown here:  

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Father’s Day and Grandfather’s Day


Father’s Day last Sunday started with the daughter and two grand-girls bouncing into my bedroom to wake me up with a gift of a lovely bright LED lantern, and two cards from Jeneva as shown. The one, very much her … Continue reading

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Tree Him Endous Nursery Visity


Highlights of today were a spot of chainsawing and another visit to one of the best nurseries in the vicinity of Durban, at Illovo. It also features a river with hungry fish, a secondhand bookstore, craft shops, a pet shop, … Continue reading

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The Caws of Understanding Crows on You


GloMoWriMo Day 14 Prompt is as follows: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings. … Continue reading

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