Category Archives: Grandchildren

Automatic ‘Copy WordPress Posts to Facebook’ Function


I was annoyed when this facility was removed amidst a flood of incomprehensible jargon and computer-jabber. I was even more annoyed when google and Bing searches gave more of the same, but the gist was either that it was no … Continue reading

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Really Awful School Daze


          I spend a lot of time at school each day, More so, I fear I’m bound to say, Than when I was a scholar, For in those days I liked to shirk And was averse … Continue reading

Posted in Grandchildren, Humorous rhyme, Personal Journal, Really Awful Rhyme, Swimming, Swimming Squad Training | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Changing Cars Like Underwear . . .


Now, Younger Daughter has a perk Of often changing cars at work, So every year or so would find We had wheels of another kind.         This year has been a bit absurd, May, new Avanza was … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Cars, Grandchildren, Really Awful Rhyme, Rhyme, Swimming Squad Training, Wordplay | Tagged , , , | 22 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

Posted in Africa, Excursions, Gardens, Grandchildren, Nature, Personal Journal, Photography, Wanders | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Running Races and Temperatures


  Today we had to be at the grandkids’ school early for the Annual Sports Day for the Junior Primary Component. Young R continued with schoolwork as usual while younger J sat outside on a stand and yelled, or did … Continue reading

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Needing Heads Examined.


Little J had her head examined to the extent of looking like something from outer space. An EEG examination is recommended for trying to find the reasons for seizures. Now we wait with bated breath to see if anything emerges. … Continue reading

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