Tag Archives: Humour

Sunday Musings #183

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

– Dennis Wholey

 

Yep, life isn’t fair!

But I do believe that what goes around comes around and ‘being good’ wins out in the end: even if the bull doesn’t know it!

 

This one’s for DD.

 

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Great Expectations!

Hard Times Book by Charles Dickens

So, after eight days, they finally delivered our new Router this morning.

Only it was the wrong one and we still have no wi-fi.

Great Expectations turned to Hard Times!

Yet in the grand scheme of things, I’d rather be without internet than without electricity or water!

 

post script: Charles Dickens published Great Expectations in 1861 and Hard Times in 1854.

 

Sunday Musings #182

I turned my phone on Airplane Mode and threw it in the air. Worst transformer ever!

– Bill Murray

 

Sometimes technology is out to get you. Sometimes you help it along!

 

post script: My Router is trying to recover after I spilt my coffee over it. Thank you for all your kind words. 

I don’t particularly miss the internet, though I do miss contact with my family overseas and my Blog friends. 

As to the rest, I admit to buying a little data for my phone, so I could continue my 790 day Duolingo streak. After all, it would be nice to get to 1000 days! 

And I hope to be re-connected sometime next week. See you then!

 

Ducks cannot read!

Ducks swimming

Haiku 127

Swimming unaware

Can’t you read the danger sign?

Effluent waters!

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Ducks swimming 2 – No Swimming Sign

Since these ducks cannot read, they swim regardless. I guess it goes hand in hand with their quack having no echo!

Ducks swimming 3

Still, they looked perfectly healthy – and happy!

 

post script: We met a man while walking round the wine estate and he told us that this little pond had filled up 18 inches with the recent rain. However, you can see that it is still seriously empty, as are all our proper dams.

 

Have You Hugged A Tree Today?

Sparky Hugging a Tree 1

Haiku 124

In tune with Nature

Have you hugged a tree today?

Sparky Tree Hugger

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Sparky the squirrel is getting braver and braver pottering around my stoep. He digs and delves in all my plant pots, stashing treasure and then retrieving it again.

Sparky Hugging a Tree 2

Here I disturbed him as he was scampering up the grape vine and caught him mid-hug.

Honestly, you’d think he owned the place!