Archive for June, 2015

Jolly

It’s my birthday!

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It’s my birthday!

Titch (otherwise known as Twin2) asked if I was excited about my birthday last night.  And the honest answer was no.  Because, you know, I’m another year closer to 50, which is another decade closer to 60. And then, Titch pointed out, helpfully? reassuringly? that’s when you turn into Granny. I was more worried about […]

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Jolly

I burnt dinner again

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I burnt dinner again

I bought Nigella Lawson’s book that was going to teach me how to be a Domestic Goddess.  I even opened the pages a couple of times.  But somehow, I’m immune to her teachings.  And most others that want to convert me to being good at domestic thingies. Thank goodness for the Grumpster.  He’s currently bailing me […]

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Jolly

The Wife in the Bath

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The Wife in the Bath

So the hubstacle and I were discussing divorce yesterday.  As you do. I don’t quite know how we got onto the topic, but I think it was something to do with the kids.  I think it was Herbert whose conversational opening gambit was “so when you two get a divorce…”!

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Oscar

The Oscarmort Manifesto

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The Oscarmort Manifesto

Huminions!  I’ll never understand them. Why is a species so obviously so mentally deficient allowed to rule itself, and worse still, proliferate?  Mine went outside in a downpour this morning for the purpose of “going for a run”, just as thunder and lightning rolled in.  Even the furry beasts were sensible enough to take shelter […]

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Jolly

Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

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Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

Confession time again. I may have inadvertently imported something from South Africa.  And judging by the front of my shirt, I suspect it’s a small warthog.  (OK, not so small).

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Oscar

Comrades Marathon Review

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Comrades Marathon Review

Comrades Marathon: The Definitive Lord Oscarmort Interview Hello Readers. My huminions left the house – for a weekend away, I thought.  I was wrong.  I was abandoned; left to the ministrations of the Small and Weak huminions. I’m quite capable of controlling the Furry Beasts, but this has been a harrowing experience.  The Small and […]

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Jolly

How to come down from Comrades

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How to come down from Comrades

without a massive crash… Before setting off on our whole Comrades expedition, I’d been stalking the Comrades FB page – as you do. For a novice, it’s some comfort reading the posts, but on the whole, it’s a better way to psyche yourself out before you even set one foot on the road.

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Jolly

Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

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Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

Comrades 2015 Race Review And so, the big day dawned. The 2015 Comrades Marathon was to be run.  And I was to be part of it! This is my race review of the Comrades 2015 Up Run finishing in Pietermaritzburg (PMB). Thursday, we had visited the Expo in Durban and shopped for cheap drinks bottles […]

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Jolly

The Long Jog to Comrades

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The Long Jog to Comrades

One cold Sunday in South Africa in 2012, I contracted an infection.  It was called Comrades Fever.  It rendered me unable to move, and for 12 hours I lay under a blanket staring blankly ahead, only vaguely aware of my direct surroundings. I was transported into a virtual world, somewhere several hundred kilometres from where […]

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