Category Archives: Grandchildren

RIP Blog (not quite), a Cicada (completely), but bringing Mr Bean alive.


Many bloggers suffer under the misapprehension that it will be noticed if there is an abrupt hiatus in their posting, and that people will rush around like headless chickens wondering where they have got to. The reality is that nobody … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Waitress


The photo theme of Waiting is really appropriate in my case; I have kept everyone waiting for another post for over a week. This is unusual for me: I generally manage to fit some blogging in somewhere even when travelling. The thing … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, Birds, Books, Cats, Grandchildren, Ocean, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Lagomorpha Leporidae!


Lagomorpha Leporidae! That I say this you wonder why? It’s keeping up my usual habits Of, on the first, declaring ‘Rabbits’! The only true bunny is really distinct, But poor Bunolagus is almost extinct; The area these rabbits best thrived … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Grandchildren, Humorous rhyme, Photography, Really Awful Rhyme, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Did the Eagle Ever Land?


The trouble with school-going kids is that they have homework, and sometimes that can prove a serious distraction to parents or grandparents. Take this simple project of R’s dealing with the history of space exploration:  After duly admiring it, I … Continue reading

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Twenty-Niner World Champs, Last Sports, Rainbow that Was


My Yacht Club, Point, has an0ther world champion to add to the one it g0t in its first 100 years, which was Bruce McCurroch who won with Paul Elvstrom in the Solings Worlds of 1974.  (We have raced against him, albeit … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Boating, Cartoon inventions, Colonialist, Grandchildren, sailing, Yachting | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Out and AbOut at Random


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Posted in Africa, Cats, Grandchildren, Really Awful Rhyme, Swimming, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Books, Children's Fiction, Cover Design, Excursions, Grandchildren, Ocean, Personal Journal, Swimming | Tagged , , | 25 Comments