Category Archives: Rewritten

Lion and lamb

It must have been towards the end of March in 1957 or 1958 that I heard Mr Xerxes, the Deceased Lady’s father, say: “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” It was the first time … Continue reading

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Pestering, pollen, plasma, practice

Sunday 10 March 2013 Early this morning, Mr Jebec is retrieving the Mothering Sunday flowers that he has kept in his MPV overnight. He tells me that for a couple of hours, the children have been pestering him to go … Continue reading

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Dog years

Sunday 17 February 2013 Mr & Mrs CJ won’t be getting the rescue dog they have been planning to. They may be getting a different one, but not immediately. The original dog is young, and of a breed that needs … Continue reading

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At the end of a fortnight

Saturday 9 February 2013 At about 07:20 the bin-lorry is coming down Acacia Grove. A cloud of water-vapour is rising beyond the school-house — quite a faint cloud, but quite a large one. I notice that Miss Trimot’s car is … Continue reading

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Departure and diagnoses

Thursday 17 January 2013 Another very cold morning. Shortly after 08:00 the Explorer is to be seen on the drive of his family’s house. He is stationary on his microscooter, muffled up in winter clothes. A few minutes later, the … Continue reading

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Making waves

Sunday 13 January 2013 I am talking with Mrs GA, whose daughter Emilia celebrated her first birthday on 4 January 2013. Emilia is playing on the carpet in front of us, with two primary-school girls one of whom is getting … Continue reading

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Help the ageing

Saturday 12 January 2013 Not long after arriving at Suburbia Somnolenta, I encounter Mr Jebec and wish him a very belated Happy New Year. Snow is forecast for the coming days. Mr Jebec asks me whether I have plenty of … Continue reading

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Message from Naomi

Sunday 6 January 2013 When I arrive at the Old Man’s house, cousin Naomi’s Christmas card is on the hall carpet. She has written a message inside the card. To the left-hand side of the living-room window of number 35, … Continue reading

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Subdued celebrations in Suburbia Somnolenta

Tuesday 1 January 2013 I hear some fireworks at about 21:00 on New Year’s Eve, but remarkably little celebration thereafter. [Original posting 1 January 2014]

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News from two cousins

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 … Continue reading

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