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Tonight was a little more eventful than just watching DSTV. My wife as not feeling like very much to eat and fancied a boiled egg sandwich, so I offered to make it. I put the egg on to boil but put the stove onto 6 so as to get the water to boil, I then usually bring it down to 2 and let it simmer. As usual I got involved on my computer and was examining some finds from metal detecting with the digital microscope. This went on for a while and I was absorbed with focusing and taking snap shots. There was then an enormous explosion in the direction of the kitchen which sounded like a 12 bore shot gun. The first though from my wife was that I had been experimenting with something and got it wrong. I went into the kitchen and was horrified by the devastation. I had forgotten the egg boiling on full heat and it had exploded. The egg and it`s shell covered half of the kitchen and was stuck on all the cupboards, ceiling, toaster, microwave and everything else on the working surfaces. My wife said that maybe the chicken laid an egg with a bullet in it. The whole kitchen and dining room smelled like a chicken full of eggs had exploded in a ball of flames. Has anyone else had this problem, except if you try to microwave them πŸ™‚

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I`m still waiting to find another frog sitting in my dahlias.

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At least my veggy garden is still producing, I feel sorry for anyone buying at our local supermarket when it`s so easy to grow fresh.

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This seems a bit drastic, my wife only asked me to try to stop smoking πŸ™‚

 

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At least the Sunrise is different every morning and changes as it unfolds.

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I was amazed to find out that not only was the Cat catching mice but the frogs also like them. This is a bull frog from the dam and they well outnumber the cats.

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Even the Mantis are eating up the gecko`s.

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Also when in the local fast food center be very careful where you stand because most cell phones have cameras πŸ™‚

 

 

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I have found out in a very short time from friends that Facebook is not the place to put a blog. the main thing is that people don`t read them as they are probably to hard to find unless you have 100 friends. Also when asking family members they tell me that it`s mostly getting as many likes and friends as you can, that is the status.I found it difficult as things always seemed to pop up in the wrong place.They tell me it`s just old age and it`s really for youngsters to brag on how good their life is, even if it`s only in cyber space πŸ˜‰Β  I find it useful for finding companies as most of them have a page.

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There was another march on the police station today, with it`s Brass Band which could be heard from the other end of Town.

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the Cougel was back again today, I think it`s a youngster as it`s a bit smaller that the last pair. Latter today they cut the hedge below the wall so we may get less birds now.

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I still like to put the sunrise on the blog while I still can, as we may be forced to leave soon if the place is sold by the owner.

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If you are a cat lover do you have one of these on your wall ?

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I still haven`t found out what this plant is. the flowers are bellow and are very similar to lavender. i have some more coming up now at the back of the plant bed and they look like weeds.

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That`s one way to take the family out, and save fuel. I think even our trafic cops would notice a bit of overloading on this bike. I hope it`s not a 50cc or he will need a push start.

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At least the sunrises are different every day which makes them very photographic.

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Although Queeny was a feral cat she gave us two years of company. At first she was called `Beryl the Feral `. She was a very scrawny cat and would not let you get within half a length of the garden near her. Through putting food and milk down every day she became close and filled out to be like a full size house cat. When it came to food time she would come close and rub aggainst your legs and twine around them, but if you tried to touch her she would rush away. This suited us as she slept outside on a cane chair, but as soon as the window opened in the morning she would jump up an meow for breakfast. Last week she came back from searching the neighborhood and began coughing, because she couldn`t eat her pellets we had to get so Tuna and mash it , he kept that down for a couple of days . On the following Monday we got Paws to come and look at her, they decided to try and get her into a cage. that proved quite a problem with her being feral, but we managed it. She was taken away but they informed us a few hours latter that the damage to her throat was too bad so they had to put her down. the whole family seems to be have pet problems, my son catΒ  `Tabatha` was run over and killed last Tuesday and my youngest daughter had their dog Gipsy die of old age.

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This was `gipsy` three years ago when she still swam in the dam on a farm where she was staying.

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After soaking this Sea Bean for over a week I decided to grind a bit off the edge to assist it to start sprouting. The closest name I can get is that this bean is some type of hamburger bean but when it grows we will find out where it comes from. Most of the Sea Bean info on the net comes from the USA so is difficult to apply.

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It may sound strange but downsizing seems to come with age. There are so many things that just seem to complicate life; one of these was the number of computers that I was using. It was very interesting when I was younger as hacking was considered the norm and was quite interesting. But I now just think that although I never interfered with peoples programs it was still an invasion of privacy. When WiFi became the norm it was very interesting logging on to everyone that didn`t think of a password, but now everyone has wised up to this fact. Wardriving was considered the norm and many people made special antennas to hack into commercial WiFi networks. Now I use just one computer and my other one is connected to the TV for films that haven`t got onto DSTV yet.

My feral cat still keeps bringing me presents of which I am not willing to eat yet as things haven`t got to survival mode yet.

The veg ggarden is producing more Patipans than we can eat, even supplying my family. As you can see some have got so big overnight that the look like pumkins.

The one on the left is the normal size you get in a supermarket. The grow so quick that I don`t know why they charge so much. One of the large ones is enough to feed both of us without using the pips. If they are cooked with bacon and eggs they are very much like mushrooms, you just have to slice them right.

My Wife thinks this feral is pregnant but I don’t think so, but we put a bet on it. J

I don`t find power cuts a problem because I love fish fingers. J

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Well Christmas has come, and gone. Now we are entering a brand new Year, which for younger members it is full of a lot more possibilities.:-)

I think that maybe my life is mapped out for the next year and it won`t be much different for this last one. At a certain age you normally stick to things that you know and have worked before. I still like my photography and am of the opinion that a photograph is better than words. Computers are still a useful tool as it makes it possible to communicate with people thousands of miles away. As far as photos go I seem to be using a cell phone more often now as it`s so easy and maybe a person gets a bit lazy with age. I have taken sunrises and sunsets with a DSLR camera and they make great posters but you can only display a few so most get reduced to 500pixels wide and used on blogs.

This was taken on an overcast day and does not have a ot of different colors with which to make a poster.

This one however was clipped and gave a picture with a bit of atmosphere as most of the ones with the sun coming through the clouds do.

The sunsets are usually colorful but the sky has to be clipped unless there are a lot of clouds to reflect the setting sun.

This must be one of the unusual feral cats that beg for a saucer of milk morning and night.

I am still busy in the garden and this morning I had to pick these items plus a lot of Swiss Chard. I am lucky that my one daughter comes and takes some for her family as I seem to be over producing. I`ve always wondered why more people don`t do this as there is nothing better than home grown veggies, especially when you see what the supermarkets are palming off on the public.

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I did a few blogs on custom number plates last week and found they were mostly on high end cars. This one proved me wrong as I found one on a Bakki. It seems during holiday season people come from far and wide to this sleepy town.

This one didn`t have a special number plate but it looks like it is ready for the festivities.

It may seem strange but even when this feral cat has eaten her fill she still insists on a nice saucer of milk.

The weather has been a little unstable lately but there has been some unusual sunrises.

Unfortunately a cellphone doesn`t do them justice. I must not be so lazy and get my camera on a tripod so they are in focus. J

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Our Feral cat has taken up residence in the water bowl on the wall. Now there are two trains of thought on this, it either fits her body so she feels safe, or, she`s waiting for the birds to come for a drink. She used to wait in the nearby shrubs and wait for the birds, but never caught any as they were too quick.

After waiting for a while with no birds in sight she decides just to sleep there.

Going to Baviaanskloof was quite interesting as a site was found where the old SADF did their training before going into Angola. Some of the rounds are very corroded so have been there quite some time but show the two calibers used. Even live rounds were found as well as blanks. The blanks are unusual as they are made completely of brass in one piece. This is so the cycle properly on full auto. The ones found were for the older R1 rifle which dates back to the 60`s when it started out as the FN self loading rifle.

All cases found with metal detector.

This is the R1 blank the same as used in the FN rifle.

This appears to be a live round from the latter smaller bore R3, this is a basic copy of the AK 47 (AK74)

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The sunset was not very colorful tonight, but you can`t win them all.

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