Category Archives: Grandchildren

Still Splashing Out


Kids who swim have taken over our waking hours in pooling their knowledge. This morning I had to dash to their school to deliver R’s sports bag. She had left it at home in the usual departure chaos, and needed … Continue reading

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Keeping waterlogged.


A morning spent waiting for a meeting that didn’t happen in connection with one of the estates I am lending a hand on, while I whiled the time away with more jungle gym construction for a while. Then I was … Continue reading

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Water Untide and Ran Away


And, with this, and the one below, it can also form the basis for the current Photo Challenge Variations on a Theme!    © January 2018 Colonialist  

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What a Star(t)!


    J, in her first week of proper school, has certainly shone. Within days, she was given the honour of taking one of the two class teddies home for good behaviour, and at the Friday assembly the head teacher … Continue reading

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Swimming Saturation.


Swimming Season is with us again. How do I know? Well, for starters I have to take R (9) to her Club sessions twice a week again, and J (6) to her lessons, also twice a week.  That leaves me … Continue reading

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Double Start and Emotional Moment


  To Senior Primary first day, R, And Primary, first day, J, Already R has got quite far, And J is on her way!  It is with pride I see them steer, Thus, further, as they may, But can’t avoid … Continue reading

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Raising an Issue of Ups and Downs


You know that jungle gym we so recently had erected for us? Well, I spent the best part of the day in taking some of it apart again. We were supposed to go out for dinner to Sister-in-Law’s place, but … Continue reading

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