Category Archives: Personal Journal

Really Awful School Daze


          I spend a lot of time at school each day, More so, I fear I’m bound to say, Than when I was a scholar, For in those days I liked to shirk And was averse … Continue reading

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Picnic Blanket for Sissies


At the flea market before last (the last one was deluged out — talking of which we now have a burst pipe down the road someplace and no water) I found this folding table and bench set and a R40 … Continue reading

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Oh I Do Like to See Beside the Seaside


I do love to stare into the pools, Though the creatures that live beside the seaside When looking up at us must think us fools! Oh, it’s luverly wand’ring at the seaside And especially at a low spring tide, And … Continue reading

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Really Awful Loss of Two Old Friends


‘Twas in July two years ago That I let everybody know How shoes of mine had let me down, And caused a fall upon my crown. Well, after that, what could I do But buy a shoe glue that’s named … Continue reading

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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

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Running Races and Temperatures


  Today we had to be at the grandkids’ school early for the Annual Sports Day for the Junior Primary Component. Young R continued with schoolwork as usual while younger J sat outside on a stand and yelled, or did … Continue reading

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Final Evil 1 Timekeeping


No, I am not taking up timing Old Nick. What that should read is: Fina Level 1 Timekeeping Fina being: Fédération internationale de natation. Today my results came back from the exam written on Saturday a week ago. I passed … Continue reading

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