Category Archives: Swimming

The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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A Day Filled with Interesting Times.


From the moment my special cat M fled screaming under our wardrobe at five a.m. pursued by Katie, one of the bully-cats from the Main House, I might have known that this would not be a day of peacefulness and … Continue reading

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Nativity Scene of Shock and Horror with Feral Bunnies


The Nativity Scene pictured here, at the entrance to an Eco Park near our home, has been a pleasant sight over the Christmas season. Closer scrutiny has, however, also turned it into a source of considerable amusement. There can be … Continue reading

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Not Another Gala Occasion!


Yes, Sunday had us going all the way out to the pool at Phoenix again (a misnomer as the entry fee is not nix for pool or race) as R needed to compete in a 200m Individual Medley in order … Continue reading

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Gala Occasion for Sisters


    At last, a Squad Gala where both grandkids were fit and competing. They distinguished themselves nicely.  J got a third in the butterfly, and then won both the freestyle and the breaststroke in her age group. R, in … Continue reading

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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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Mineral Bottle Keeps Pool Filled for Over 2 1/2 Years


In February 2016 I posted about using a 2 Litre mineral bottle to top up our above-ground pool. It has continued to do so to date. At the moment, the level is a bit low and we are eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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