Tag Archives: 2012

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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Early rain, early collection

Saturday 22 December 2012 It is raining by 04:50. The black bins are emptied at about 08:20.

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End of a long term

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.

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Scarlett scowling in the rain

Thursday 20 December 2012 At 05:12, rain is falling onto puddles in the road.

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Conversation: Scarlett and Max

Wednesday 19 December 2012 Scarlett parks nose-to-sapling a little after 08:35. When the boys have got out onto the pavement, she does some titivation of which Tiny Boy is the main (perhaps the only) recipient. Tiny Boy is wearing a … Continue reading

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Ojays on Maldis Street

Tuesday 18 December 2012 At 08:30 the Kulaks’ car has parked alongside number 35, and Al and Myra’s car has parked nose uphill, tail-to-sapling. Mabel Kulak leaves the car’s lights on when she and Master Kulak set off for the … Continue reading

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Other Boy in yellow

Monday 17 December 2012 At 08:14 the sun is rising behind the crest of the roof of number 35.

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Cold feet and Christmas lights

Sunday 16 December 2012 Mr Jebec’s elder son walks to his father’s car, dressed in a football shirt, shorts and shinpads. His feet are bare. He looks as though he is trying to minimise contact between the soles of his … Continue reading

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Partner in Zero

Friday 7 December 2012 At 07:40 the overnight rain has stopped. It is not nearly as cold as it was yesterday morning. The time is approaching 08:30 when the grey Okra estate seen yesterday afternoon parks alongside number 35, three-quarters … Continue reading

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Kulak, Compass, Okra

Thursday 6 December 2012 A clear, cold morning. First thing, there is a big MPV (a Volvo?) with frost on its roof, parked to the left of the Old Man’s garden-gate.

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