Silent Sunday – Ainsdale Beach, North West UK


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“But… my tennis ball launcher!” the small dog exclaimed,
“That will mean that it’s further away!”
“But small dog,” I told her, “just see it like this,
If it’s pirated no-one will pay!

“It’s not as if book sales will keep you in bones,
They just bring in a dollar or two…”
“You speak for yourself,” said the laughing small dog,
“’Cause you know that they read me, not you!”

It is true that the fan mail that comes through the door
Is addressed to the small dog herself.
And her little face could launch thousands of books
While all mine do is sit on the shelf.

“Well, you’ve got a good point,” she replied looking glum,
“Go ahead, then, we’ll do it for free,
Put the article out, let them download my book,
Just be sure that you say it’s from me!”

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WTF Friday – Which Way Africa Style (Part Four)


Once a week Cee from Cee’s Photography Blog runs a Which Way Photo Challenge – everyone is welcome to take part.

You can read the rules for the challenge here.


We came upon this bridge while travelling in Mocambique some years ago. It didn’t even look safe enough to walk across but we had to get to the other side …

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On my last trip to Zimbabwe I happened across this accident. It was late afternoon and I didn’t want to be on the road after dark, so after an hour of sitting around waiting while nothing happened I decided to ‘bundu bash’ through the bush to get around the truck and continue my journey. Thankfully no one was injured.

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One of my neighbours hung this hopeful sign on her vegetable garden fence.  I wonder if the hippos take any notice?

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To see last week’s wonderful Which Way entries click on the thumbnail below.

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WTF Friday – Which Way Africa Style (Part Three)


Once a week Cee from Cee’s Photography Blog runs a Which Way Photo Challenge – everyone is welcome to take part.

You can read the rules for the challenge here. (I tried to copy them to this post for easier reference but the formatting went haywire!)


A few years ago we were lucky to be invited by friends to join them at the impala hunting camp they had bought in the Lower Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe.

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Of course, being a Land Rover (apologies to all Land Rover fans out there), things didn’t always run smoothly.  Most of the Lower Zambezi Valley is a wildlife area and there are many dangerous animals around – lions, elephants, buffalo, you name it, it lives there. So we had a few tense hours sitting on the side of the road while the men carried out running repairs.

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Reading Genis’s Fat Dog Diary’s post this week (Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge (Day 3): The Joke is on Me) reminded me of this picture I took at Livingstone Gwembe Safaris Crocodile Farm. I think Genis will be relieved to know this!

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