Category Archives: Grandchildren

Mixed Races and Radio Switchoff


Today was the Junior Primary Sports Day at which we were in attendance from the first of the races. Things were run with normal efficiency, and it was entertaining for kids and parents alike, if a bit stressful for the … Continue reading

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No Rhyme; No Reason; 80th; Grand Parents’ Season.


Dear friends, I really think that it has reached high time I stopped subjecting all of you to Really Awful Rhyme, But so my latest doings, now, that everyone still knows, I will present them in the form of Truly … Continue reading

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Cats: Successful Fundraiser and Truce Stranger Than Fiction


We spent the morning at the local flea market where, true to weather report, it blew a gale for half the morning and for the other half took a deep breath and really started to blow. No attempt was made … Continue reading

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Proofs of a Proactive Granddaughter


If you are averse to bragging, go away. Otherwise, note what Rhiannon has undertaken this week, as shown on her school’s D6 Communicator, and with respect to a project she had on display in the Library. It comes as no … 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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A Week to Leave One Weak


Monday saw another visit to Entabeni Hospital for an Ultrasound and then an MRI. After lunch I spent the afternoon and evening on a sample edit and quote for a book from a writer in Nigeria. Today, after a night … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Rescue


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