Sunday 23 December 2012
I phone first cousin Naomi, and then cousin Z.
Naomi reckons that she was at home but asleep when I called to deliver her Christmas card on Friday 21st. Her friend Jen and Jen’s husband Davey have installed some much-needed bookshelves in Naomi’s spare bedroom.
Cousin Z plans to lose some weight in the New Year. She is about 5 foot 4 inches tall, and weighs something approaching 11 stone.
Cousin Z’s partner used to have a little job, which kept him busy after retirement. The organisation he worked for was taken over, and some time later he was informed that his job as car-park attendant “was a luxury we can no longer afford.” He will be looking for another little job.
[Original posting 23 December 2013]