Category Archives: Grandchildren

Gala Occasion for Sisters


    At last, a Squad Gala where both grandkids were fit and competing. They distinguished themselves nicely.  J got a third in the butterfly, and then won both the freestyle and the breaststroke in her age group. R, in … Continue reading

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Sea Here, Just Down the Hill from Home


After a cold and misera-bubble day yesterday, featuring damp descending with enthusiasm (filled the pool again), today had cheered up a bit. At least it didn’t have the chilly gale that rendered my morning swim yesterday rather unpleasant. Of course, … Continue reading

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Grandkids Don’t Do Bunnyhugging


  The grandkids don’t do bunny-hugging Exclusively; what they do do — In case you have found yourselves shrugging — Is hug everything in the zoo. Though bunnies caressing with pleasure, One cannot claim, therefore, that that’s To say, when … Continue reading

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Putting On Airs With Table Manners


As promised on 11th Sept Our date at school we duly kept; The picnic on Grandparents’ Day, We did in our upmarket way, And down our noses looked around At blankets scattered on the ground; Our photo it was duly … Continue reading

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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

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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

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