Category Archives: Personal Journal

Bye-bye Spot/Flash/Whatever.  See You Round, Marshmallow.


With reference to the previous post telling about a kitten walking in on us, a visiting friend of R’s from next door, from the vantage point of the apex of a jump on our trampoline, spotted a black-and-white kitten in … Continue reading

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Recurring Felines of Being Unable to Cope with Multiply Cat Shun!


Those who faithfully subscribe to these scribblings will recall that we adopted two factory cats in April, 2016 and then another from Younger Daughter’s workplace in May this year. Finally, only last month,  Much Better Half came home in with a bemused … Continue reading

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Smoke Defector and Self-Service


I started smoking in late teens and kept it up steadily. So did Much Better Half. For a while, I switched to a pipe, but it involved too much time-wasting in fiddling about with it. I returned to cigarettes, and … Continue reading

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Seeing a Familiar Fascia Again


  There have been some heavy winds, and we heard a loud crash during them. The sad remnants of this heavy fascia board were lying in front of our cottage. It is fortunate that it did not part company with … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

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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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