Last 30 posts
- Short-term memory
- Departure and diagnoses
- Making waves
- Help the ageing
- Close shave
- Frost and vapour
- Mrs Parker?
- Excitement… and anxiety?
- Absences noted
- Message from Naomi
- Subdued celebrations in Suburbia Somnolenta
- News from two cousins
- Early rain, early collection
- End of a long term
- Scarlett scowling in the rain
- Conversation: Scarlett and Max
- Ojays on Maldis Street
- Other Boy in yellow
- Cold feet and Christmas lights
- Christmas essentials
- Partner in Zero
- Kulak, Compass, Okra
- Wormwood, Ojay, Kellner
- Pavane, Fern, Kulak, Oldgreen
- Happy mother, happy child
- Local illuminations
- Too much too soon, again?
- Wet and dry
- More unidentified passengers
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Sunday 29 July 2012 At 10:05, as I am about to drive off, I see the Explorer in front of the door of his home. He is leaning forward, pushing against the door with both hands, as though he has … Continue reading
Sunday 22 July 2012 Mrs HM tells me that, on holiday in Salt Lake City, she and Mr HM have had a not unpleasant encounter with the Mormons. Now she is uneasily expecting to be contacted by the UK branch … Continue reading
Friday 20 July 2012 At 14:29 the sun is threatening to come out.
Friday 20 July 2012 At 12:31 Mrs Oldgreen’s car is parked at the kerb alongside the JGs’ house. On the roof-rack of the car, positioned longitudinally, there is a clamshell-type case. Other cars have gathered — for instance the Wormwoods’ … Continue reading
Friday 20 July 2012 A couple of minutes before 10:50, a rather stout middle-aged woman leaves her car and crosses the road towards the middle entrance of the school, at a slight downhill angle. Dangling from her right hand is … Continue reading
Friday 20 July 2012 At 07:30 Mr Port’s van is on the drive, stationary but with the reversing lights on, for at least a minute. The van reverses off the drive, past the nose of Mrs Port’s silver Ultra which … Continue reading
Thursday 19 July 2012 At 13:34 a small brown cat slowly crosses the road, from the Efords’ drive towards the tree. The 12-registration Ultra is absent.
Thursday 19 July 2012 At 10:55, no cars have yet arrived for the school-run. Vinnie’s blue bin is on the pavement to the right of his drive. There is a silver hatchback, of recent manufacture, parked roughly opposite the middle … Continue reading
Thursday 19 July 2012 It has been a wet night, and there is a wet start to the day. At about 08:20 three people walk past Vinnie’s house, in the direction of the Thornboroughs’: two small girls, one older than … Continue reading