Tag Archives: Colonialist

No Gig


        For Wordle 312   Bag party answer: best band back to play? But agent with a laugh blows smoke your way, And tries to push the price to squeeze blood from a stone — With coffers bare, reflect … Continue reading

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Merited Reproofs


In this case, my title doesn’t mean deserved rebukes, but proofs for the re-issue of Tabika and Tabika Book Two which have merit! These have just come from the printers. I am pleased with my new cover designs: I am … Continue reading

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Smoke Defector and Self-Service


I started smoking in late teens and kept it up steadily. So did Much Better Half. For a while, I switched to a pipe, but it involved too much time-wasting in fiddling about with it. I returned to cigarettes, and … Continue reading

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My Worldle be my Bondle


  This chain reaction to Wordle 311 is, as usual for me, aimed at using the given words in order, adding as few as possible, and rhyming. I abandoned the idea of putting ‘colonel’ instead of ‘kernel’ with some reluctance — … Continue reading

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Out and AbOut at Random


© August 2017 Colonialist

Posted in Africa, Cats, Grandchildren, Really Awful Rhyme, Swimming, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Weekend Kittipix Including Doggidoze


© August 2017 Colonialist

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New Front Matter for Tabika


While reformatting my earlier novels Tabika and Tabika Book Two for the forthcoming new editions, I had an impulse to set the tone of Book Two with a new rhyme.  I think it works quite well,  and Tabitha, lying on my desk … Continue reading

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