Category Archives: Nature

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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Bow Tide Elegance for Evening Dress


It is cold. It has been drizzling. However, this evening we were treated to a very pleasant and long-lasting spectacle over the sea which I share herewith. One was tempted to take a quick sprint down the hill with a … Continue reading

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Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Excursions, Grandchildren, Nature, Personal Journal, Photography, Seashells | Tagged , , | 33 Comments

Twisty Paths and Greenery


For The Weekly Photo Challenge of Twisted I am revisiting the garden I got the slide from, where one can really do a visual Chubby Checker.  The most impressive twist is that most of the garden doesn’t look like a garden … Continue reading

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ANTI BLOGGING ANTAGONISTS


Today I flitted round a lot (With fixing things, not like a bat!) And now and then, when tired I got Or found that I had lost the plot, I stopped and had a chat. Or played the piano for … Continue reading

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals … Continue reading

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A Gorge-us Outing — M’aidez!


We took a little drive down the coast for the holiday yesterday — One May as well do so! Destination: Oribi Gorge. We expected it to be signposted clearly, having had no difficulty in finding it many years ago. Thus, … Continue reading

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