Tag Archives: challenge

From my back, er … front … er, WHATEVER porch!


 (For Translator,  music, writing etc see side bar.)       We have this challenge from thekitchengarden to provide a back porch view.  My problem is that facing our smaller pool we have a patio from which doors lead off … Continue reading

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A REALLY AWFUL TRIOLET FAILURE


  The NaPoWriMo Prompt: Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetrameter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as … Continue reading

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Uitdaging: Doldriest


Zes woorden met beeld – Armoede       Nogmaals om alles terug te winnen!   © February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)    

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Ending Good Stories …


The Daily Post:  Choose Your Adventure set the following challenge for today: Write a story or post with an open ending, and let your readers invent the conclusion. Well, I didn’t write a story, but I did select a few … Continue reading

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FOOD FOR A SPELL OF THOUGHT IN REALLY AWFUL RHYME


While side view has a theme on food, To rhyme with it is not so good, For ‘good’ produces a wrong mood, It does not match quite as it should.  When food is served upon a nude – Though be … Continue reading

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BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 30 – Z for ZERO.


– Z is now the final letter – ZERO* thoughts are coming through; Zing I’ve lost for doing better, Zappy zeds to bring to you.   Zilch ideas in mind are ringing; Zingers** zigzagging I need; Zippy stuff I should … Continue reading

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BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 28 – Y: YOUTH, YACHTING.


‘YOUTH’s a stuff will not endure’ You will find the Bard declare, Yet can one be truly sure Yielding to what he’s said there? Young in spirit, mind and heart, Yesterdays one may retain; Years that pass should play no … Continue reading

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SUNSET CRUISE ON DURBAN HARBOUR


Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun I quite like this picture for its simplicity and almost stark effect, allowing the splashed sun and refection in the water to dominate.  © Colonialist April 2012 (WordPress/Letterdash)

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BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE: S; NIGHT ADDERS.


–                    S stands for, and it looks like, SNAKE, Scribed simply, thus, indeed; Sir Pent’s one from my book* I take, Sort-of a giant breed.   Supposedly knight-adder he, Sent adder-ed … Continue reading

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BLOGGING A-Z CHALLENGE – APRIL 16 – N


– N is for NOBLE, of character great(Not just your neighbourhood knights),Notables who have had, chosen by fate,Names to be put up in lights. No doubt the greatest of these is, by far –Never should be any doubt –Now running … Continue reading

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