Category Archives: Gardens

No Dis-Appointment; More Raidy-Ho; Queen Dethroned.


Today another ‘-ologist’ was added to the score, This one an ‘uncle-ogist’* (raid he ate shin) you see, My count on tests is, yet again, result not to deplore — He said that I am doing well to quite a … 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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Going at Unsteady Gates


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Hop and Skip!


              For rubble and for refuse we Now have, and give, a skip For it is being gathered, see, To take it to the tip! And Gazu, on his day with us Already piled … Continue reading

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Boring but Really Awful Subject.


Today we attended a talk given by Johan Bodenstein, an esteemed local environmentalist, on the menace increasingly posed by the Polyphagus Shot Hole Borer Beetle. It is rampant in Johannesburg, which may soon cease being the biggest urban forest in … Continue reading

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Fuf-fuf-fuf Free Zing Party and Talk


After two of the most delightful days imaginable, weather wise, things turned mean today just because we had two outdoor events following one after the other. In the morning we were up early to an overcast day with a gale … Continue reading

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How on Earth?


How is it from holes there can come A pile of earth, the total sum Amounts to much more Than the total score Of what they can hold? It is dumb! The pile that’s in storage now seen Just matches … Continue reading

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