Category Archives: Nature

Entertaining Creatures at Chantecler


Yesterday we all went to provide entertainment for the fish, buck and peacocks to be found at Chantecler Hotel in Drummond, some forty minutes or so from home. It is not cler . . . er, clear . . . … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Grandchildren, Nature, Personal Journal, Photography, Wanders, Wildlife | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Just When You Thought it was Safe to Get Back into the Posts … (scary music)


I notice that I last posted a whole week ago. I have missed me, even if nobody else has. Don’t ask! (You don’t need to, I’ll give you the highlights anyway, such as family down in the Cape and all … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Colonialist, Current Affairs, Nature, Personal Journal, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Actual activity deactivates virtual activity.


The more one does that one might blog about, The more one’s blogging time is put in doubt; I have been kept completely on the hop, And thus my blog came screeching to a stop! Let me at least give … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Colonialist, Humorous rhyme, Nature, Personal Journal, Swimming Squad Training | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Annointment From a Hadeda Ibis Nest


Wordle 375 Eggs sway in breeze on misty day Attentive parents drive cats away Hatched child (or chick) in home movies features Won’t sing, but runny tum these creatures — Find the corn set out today Sent back down in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Challenge, Colonialist, Humorous rhyme, Nature, Publishing, Wordle, Wordplay, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Africa, Beach, Grandchildren, Nature, Ocean, Photography | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

A Human Reserve and a Game Reserve


One of the ironies a blogger faces is that when there is a great deal to blog about, there isn’t enough time to do it in. With lots of literary things happening — watch this space! — I am battling … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Excursions, Gardens, Grandchildren, Nature, Personal Journal, Photography, Wanders | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Delighted and Bloggered Around Again


Our Electricity (Non-) Supply Commission, Escom, are at it again. A combination of strikes for rises in salary, in return for hopelessly substandard performance, and to be paid by a parastatal on its uppers, plus lack of capacity due to … Continue reading

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