Category Archives: Personal Journal

Cats-22 Situation


We arrived at our new home with only one cat, Mr Mac, and he settled in remarkably. Then came the predicament of the two feral gingers, Pearl and Amber, and we duly adopted them. ‘No more,’ we said. But, more recently, had the wildcat that captured … Continue reading

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Almost for Flea


I riffled through these at the local Flea Market on Saturday. The stallholder said they were R5.00 each  (wow!)  but urged me to take the lot for R30.00 ($2.24 or £1.74 — for nothing!). Although I wouldn’t normally have been interested … Continue reading

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When Fathers’ Day Did Gang Agley


  But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain; The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley, … Rabbie Burns, written 1785 Younger Daughter had things all planned for Sunday. She was going to … Continue reading

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Foe cuss, but not an enemy curse.


The earliest invention For Focus of attention, But here you’ll find the joke is It’s always out of focus! When on midwinter scene The focus may have been, You don’t expect to find A beach, and yachts all lined; The kids … Continue reading

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Going Wild on Cats


This feral kitten, from the factory part of where Younger Daughter works, has become the latest member of the household. She has been named Cassie, and is making great strides in settling down. She used the sandbox from day one. … Continue reading

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A Farming Heritage


On Saturday morning we met some friends on a visit from England at the Shongweni Farmers Market. Although within easy distance, it is somewhere we have not previously visited, and we were glad the venue had been chosen. The views … Continue reading

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Steps on Water, Land, and Air


The picture below, taken of the route to J’s school a full day after the rains had stopped, is one that should have been used for the previous post.  It gives some idea that getting the kids to school had not been for … Continue reading

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