Category Archives: Swimming

Oh water day, in a medical way . . .


At eight o’clock to vampires, four phials of blood to draw, At ten to the urologist, so he could give the score, Twelve forty, radio therapy then me receiving saw, From there to pharmacy with script: a wait inside the … Continue reading

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Exclusive Meeting With Royalty


  Yesterday we went for lunch to the ever-delightful Makaranga in Kloof. There the grandkids were the only ones to dare the distinctly chilly pool. I feel sure that if they found a pool in the Antarctic, they would go … Continue reading

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Gala Appointments and Occasions


If I were not ill already, It occurs to me, you know, That events do go on steady Guaranteed to make me so. Take today: patiently waiting, So that patient I could be, But to find a waiting rating Just … Continue reading

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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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