Category Archives: Music

Good Buys and Fare Well at Fairs


My latest batch of purchases at our local flea market on Saturday found me lashing out a massive sum of R60-00 (abt $4-11) on carefully chosen CDs and DVDs.  That Frank Sinatra DVD is full of memories. It has the … Continue reading

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Anniversary Waltz with Music


The words I posted on the anniversary of when Much Better Half and I met are far better as a tale of romance when accompanied by the music. As I mentioned, that had been lost in the move, and so … Continue reading

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Night and Turning Tables, or Knights of Round Table


Anyone with fondness for live shows who could, by hook or by crook, have attended a performance of KickstArt’s ‘Camelot’ in Durban and didn’t, deserves a kick-start up their own bottoms delivered by themselves.  It is tragic that the run is … Continue reading

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‘PROGRESSIVE’ MODERN MUSIC


  Wordle 340 No honey theme; crescendo follows gravity; Blood-shattering blues set teeth on edges; Bare discords rattle with depravity, And birds electrify so they fall off ledges. © February 2018 Colonialist.

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Remembrance Day and Delville Wood


I have been very involved with the annual prize-giving for the Garden of the Year Competition run by Durban and Coast Horticultural Society, and today delivered my speech in my capacity as President and handed out the cups. As in … Continue reading

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Rounded off Squarely


It has been over a week since I got a round to post, and the previous one squeezed in the Weekly Photo Challenge so I may as well painfully contrive to drag that into this one as well; therefore the pictures … Continue reading

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When You Gotta Glow …


Internet back at last. We even got the lightning-blasted aircon repaired , and I replaced a blown-out garage window. Just a large broken branch and a bit of roof left to repair. Now to feature something with a Glow for the … Continue reading

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