Category Archives: Swimming

Well-suited to a Trophy


Well, the netball all went well, And Jeneva buzzed around; But I do now need to tell What at Swim School then she found. Her eight-hundred metre badge To her duly handed out, But she didn’t get to cadge ‘One-five’ … Continue reading

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Maid Day, M’aidez!


My day yesterday consisted of a visit to the dentist for a filling, then a visit to Oncology for checkup and drip (progress is good) and then delivering my buggy for panel beating after the recent incident. At least I … Continue reading

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Bawl, Ball, & Not Quite Able


Day 26 GloPoWriMo 2019 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase. You can even repeat an image, perhaps slightly changing or enlarging it from stanza to stanza, … Continue reading

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GALA GLUTTONY


I did manage to snatch the podium pictures from the Championship Gala, and they are shown in the slide show. Then, on Thursday, there was yet another gala, this time hosted by Durban Girls’ College, and featuring DGC, Maris Stella, … Continue reading

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Top of Top 8 in Under 8


An event this evening filled us with pride and joy. As part of the Swimming Squad, selected from the top eight swimmers in each age group, Jeneva was entered in the annual Junior Top 8 Championship Gala in all four … Continue reading

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Monster no More; Swimming gets Boot.


The Monster Under the Bed, that became The Monster Under the House, is now a fairly normal domestic kitty. If, that is, one that is difficult to get a decent shot of!  Here is the best of many recent tries. … Continue reading

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Things Going Swimmingly — and NOT


Morning spent inside a barrel With commands of, ’Do not move!’ Clad in rather scant apparel The occasion to improve, Has but little to commend it I can bring into my mind, And I rather would forefend it Even though … Continue reading

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