Category Archives: Personal Journal

A Striking Day with Hit Tunes


My Christmas Day main gift with the one it replaces. Constructed on 26th. The old one’s adjustments packed in years ago. The new one is thrillingly adaptable!  As Rhiannon discovered, by pulling out the adjustment lever it becomes a rocker. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 Worth Thousands of Words


© December 2019 Colonialis

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Shelved and a Totally Week-ed Week to Leave One Weak


Let us hope that this time, I am able to post this. What a week! On Monday, I was preparing to stay in bed and assemble shelves there when a call came from a friend down the road who wanted … Continue reading

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Dripped On and At


For the past week it has rained; It has rained hard. It has rained gently. It has drizzled. It has teemed down. It has teamed up with the wind to wreck umbrellas and soak the holders. By the time a … Continue reading

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A Cupboard Not for Cups


Today was spent in overseeing the installation of our new cupboard, then out on the town in the unrelentingly pouring rain to get a blood test and then to buy some items I failed to find. Even Enid Blyton’s ‘The … Continue reading

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An Empty Stage and Taking a Dim View


In the latest performance of the Electricity Supply Commission, the actors have left the stage and the spotlights are off. The announcement came that due to circumstances never their fault they have had to implement Stage 6 of Loadshedding. We … Continue reading

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Driven to Drink and In The Drink


I have spent literally hours in trying, with increasing frustration and fury, to add this picture to the previous post. The minute I try and import it, the post reverts to the brief one for the previous day, and it … Continue reading

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