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The Mystery of the Missing Maid –


– Dilemma of the Disappearing Domestic – Conundrum of the Clean-gone Cleaner – Vicissitude of the Vanishing Varletess – Amazing Affair of the Absconded Abigail* – Once upon a time, in fact three years ago, the family took on the services of a … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Beyond Be Leaf!


A lawn is quite a pleasant spot Where leaves may lie and start to rot; No wind, and see leaves fall like rain … Yet some go flying up again! … You give a scream, but soon you’ve got Relief that … Continue reading

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More Pictures at an Exhibition, and Including Mussorgsky/Ravel


And now, a few shots to show some of the demonstrations given by the talented members of DCHS which contributed towards receiving the ‘Best in Category’ Certificate: © Colonialist August 2015 (WordPress)

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Really Awfully Good Exhibitionism


In the previous post is a reference to the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society’s stand at the Sustainable Living Exhibition in Durban.  The main exhibit of the Association of Garden Judges subsection was this miniature, now seen with a lower … Continue reading

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Haughty and Cultural in a Small Way


 I have had my normal life (not that I ever have one of those!) disrupted since Thursday, and this will continue until 17h00 tomorrow. On Thursday, after kid collection, I had to load various things we needed for the Durban … Continue reading

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A Really Awfully Yucky Kind of Creepy


 In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” For creepy things I thought I’d keep To creatures that do truly creep – Giant snail has quite a lovely time Distributing a trail of slime, And wasp does something truly creepy … Continue reading

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Strip tease fully covered …


As I normally do (with permission) for KickstArt stage productions, I present the view of the stage before the curtain goes up – except that in this case there wasn’t one and it didn’t. The ‘Snoopy’ sign did the rising … Continue reading

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