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Granny (Dilly) Botany you’d Guava not know …

When with a passion fruit you miss Try Passiflora edulis Dad with a taste for motoring* The guavadilla’s praise will sing These yellow be and may be tarter Variety is flavi car pa*. What is the favourite recipe for this? … Continue reading

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Lasting Prayers

Wordle 284 Prayers carved into brown doors, On papers fingernails must prise, Or fire-etched on floors, Or bled in stone to show the wise — The body of such messages has streamed As soldiers, fighting longer than is dreamed. © … Continue reading

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Murder Most Foul as in the Worst it is

Three weeks ago the life of a talented, gentle, and thoroughly admirable person was snatched away by some of the despicable vermin that increasingly crawl around this country. I had only met Iain Rossouw on a few occasions over the … Continue reading

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Robert’s Rules of Disorder, Really Awful

Gen’ral Robert, it is clear we need yer Update on some Rules for the Procedure Parliamentary meetings now should stick to — Quite a number, now, you need to flick through When one’s rising on a Point of Silence,* Or … Continue reading

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Bits of Blocked-out Sunlight

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The Really Awful Modern Degeneration

Can’t be without it to be with it.   If you would join the factions Within the modern age, There are some vital actions In which you should engage, Do get some nasty pigments To pin into your skin — … Continue reading

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A Splash of Solitude

For Solitude I heartily agree With Jen Hooks: nothing better than the sea (Particularly if that sea you reach By private access leading to the beach); On her example I will also lean By having little girl to set the scene; … Continue reading

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