Category Archives: Grandchildren

Remedial Family Reunion


What joy; Elder Daughter has come to stay All the way from her home in U.K., With news that offers a special feature: Promotion as Remedial Teacher! She is now in charge of that whole section, As, on abilities, reflection, … Continue reading

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Snappy Sunday


I haven’t reported that the M cat shown above doing repairs, after her week’s disappearance and return, then staged another of the same. After strolling back a week later again this time, she was kept in the cottage even during … Continue reading

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SUNDAY FUNDAY


I was completing the job referred to in the previous post when I received an order from the grandkids to join them on an outing to Illovo Nursery on the South Coast. We haven’t been there for a while, and … Continue reading

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GALA GLUTTONY


I did manage to snatch the podium pictures from the Championship Gala, and they are shown in the slide show. Then, on Thursday, there was yet another gala, this time hosted by Durban Girls’ College, and featuring DGC, Maris Stella, … Continue reading

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Top of Top 8 in Under 8


An event this evening filled us with pride and joy. As part of the Swimming Squad, selected from the top eight swimmers in each age group, Jeneva was entered in the annual Junior Top 8 Championship Gala in all four … Continue reading

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Monster no More; Swimming gets Boot.


The Monster Under the Bed, that became The Monster Under the House, is now a fairly normal domestic kitty. If, that is, one that is difficult to get a decent shot of!  Here is the best of many recent tries. … Continue reading

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Things Going Swimmingly — and NOT


Morning spent inside a barrel With commands of, ’Do not move!’ Clad in rather scant apparel The occasion to improve, Has but little to commend it I can bring into my mind, And I rather would forefend it Even though … Continue reading

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