Tag Archives: Settler’s perspective

DAILY PROMPT: ALL ABOUT ME – WHY COLONIALIST?


  The origins of my name can, because prompted, perhaps do with yet another airing.  Having been brought up to be more British than the British, although thoroughly rooted in South Africa, I was proud of what my forebears had … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL LINES


So yet again computer fated To make my life all complicated: Modem lights were showing, yet, There was just no internet; Tried out all the usual tricks, Nothing would the problem fix.  Help centre phone just rang and rang, I … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL FLAMING LOGIC IN TRAIN


Commuters in Umlazi get Put under lots of strains, And to express displeasure set Alight offending trains.  A bunch of this lot’s breth’ren stole Some cable from the track Which sends the signals up the pole Until it gets put … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF A ROADHOUSE


  Harmony has posted a series of drawings by Trevor Romain vividly depicting some of the things one might remember from growing up many years ago in the suburbs of Johannesburg and ‘The Witwatersrand’.     The one above includes … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS #2


We chose to have another Christmas with dinner and the whole works for the returned contingent on Sunday rather than on 31st or 1st,  and this time a party of nine was involved.  Great gorgings of grub were prepared, and … Continue reading

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COLLIE CLAUS AND BOXING BOW


Dear Diary, Hot evening.  Have just played a game of squash with a cockroach.  Not only won, but flattened him.  One of our lovely giant ones that fly in seeking house and home.  Christmas Day at our place only had … Continue reading

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT.


‘What are you wishing for as a Christmas present?’ James Dixon asked the latest little girl on his knee. She seemed such a forlorn little thing that he wondered if she would be too shy to speak, but then two … Continue reading

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