Category Archives: Personal Journal

This Simply Sucks!


 Our vacuum cleaners were destroyed By maids with regularity They too much weight on them deployed — A matter of great gravity; Industrial machine we bought, They can’t destroy this one, we thought, But soon a lesson we were taught: … Continue reading

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Lateral Thinking with a Beam to make one Beam.


I recently boasted in a comment that I was good at Heath Robinson solutions to problems. (In fact, I should show the one I was referring to, some time soon.) I thought I would regale you with my latest. In … Continue reading

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For you, Senorita, I weel …


keel  … rescue … a-da bull … Bulbul! We keep (too many) rescue cats. We feed and encourage birds. There is a conflict, there, and inevitably the cats will nab one. Particularly with chicks, where the warning systems we have fitted … Continue reading

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Still Splashing Out


Kids who swim have taken over our waking hours in pooling their knowledge. This morning I had to dash to their school to deliver R’s sports bag. She had left it at home in the usual departure chaos, and needed … Continue reading

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Keeping waterlogged.


A morning spent waiting for a meeting that didn’t happen in connection with one of the estates I am lending a hand on, while I whiled the time away with more jungle gym construction for a while. Then I was … Continue reading

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Water Untide and Ran Away


And, with this, and the one below, it can also form the basis for the current Photo Challenge Variations on a Theme!    © January 2018 Colonialist  

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What a Star(t)!


    J, in her first week of proper school, has certainly shone. Within days, she was given the honour of taking one of the two class teddies home for good behaviour, and at the Friday assembly the head teacher … Continue reading

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