Category Archives: Personal Journal

Step (or two) to the Beach


Today, to chase away cobwebs, we decided to take a stroll (sarcastic laugh) down the path to the beach we used from our first house on the Bluff, very many years ago, which was closer to the old Whaling Station. … Continue reading

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A slide show in the rain.


I have to decide whether to make a slide show out of my show of slides, or let it slide? My jungle gym is certainly growing in numbers of options to descend from it at speed. The latest was obtained … Continue reading

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Multitools and Climbing to go with Dolls Dresses and Teddies, and a Monkey Circle


Today is the 7th birthday of Youngest Granddaughter. I have a picture of her from Oribi Gorge on Tuesday doing one of the things she loves best: climbing and clambering. She was playing with my Leatherman Multitool yesterday on the … Continue reading

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Ta-ta Hide’ngoseek; Hi there Hip-Hop!


      © April 2018 Colonialist

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Sea Hear Now …


Day 26  ‘…  write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear.’ … Continue reading

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Water Triumph – Badge Testing Went Swimmingly!


The two granddaughters distinguished themselves yesterday when it came to testing for their Swimming Badges.  The weather was cold and drizzly but at least the water was warmish after a glorious day the one previously. At last, and just before … Continue reading

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Half a Century Young


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: (Objects or) People Older than 50 years My granddaughter J on the left doesn’t quite qualify, but Elder Daughter K, centre, does. She made full use of our portapool and the various fitness thingies in … Continue reading

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