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
Category Archives: New
Monday 21 January 2013 Gretchen and Barney, the younger of the Jebec children, are playing in the snow mid-morning. Each has a red plastic sledge. Their school must be closed today. Later I learn from the Peakville Bugle that Acacia … Continue reading
Saturday 19 January 2013 When I phone Mr & Mrs GM, to advise them that I shan’t be coming to church on Sunday, Mrs GM answers the phone. I explain that I don’t want to travel on icy roads, with … Continue reading
Friday 11 January 2013 Partner’s car drives past the Old Man’s house and parks two or three foot beyond Vinnie’s garden-gates. Before he opens the nrd to let Tiny Boy out, with one hand he turns up the collar of … Continue reading
Thursday 10 January 2013 A cold, clear morning. For the first time this visit, I see clouds of water-vapour rising beyond the school-house.
Wednesday 9 January 2013 At 08:03, the grey Bonsai is parked twelve inches below the stump of the sapling. After lunch I go shopping at TeraGroce. While I am getting ready to go, Mr CJ is giving Mrs CJ’s car … Continue reading
Tuesday 8 January 2013 When Tiny Boy has crossed the road and reached the far pavement, he turns round to face the car, and does a little dance of excitement, lifting his feet one at a time. His facial expression … Continue reading
Monday 7 January 2013 Not long after 08:25 Partner has parked his car, nose uphill, with its tail alongside the junction-box. During the late morning school-run, I notice that the sapling has been cut down to a stump about eighteen … Continue reading
Saturday 22 December 2012 It is raining by 04:50. The black bins are emptied at about 08:20.
Friday 21 December 2012 When I get up, it has almost certainly stopped raining. The Honda saloon seen yesterday parks, at 08:29, in the Wormwoods’ usual spot.
Thursday 20 December 2012 At 05:12, rain is falling onto puddles in the road.