Tag Archives: April

Shoes and two school-runs and golf

Monday 30 April 2012 In the morning, I make my second trip to the recycling centre, and dispose of a large bag of shoes. Before I set off, I notice (not for the first time) the broad-hipped young woman in … Continue reading

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Shoures soote

Sunday 29 April 2012 In prosaic Peakville, the coldest, dullest, wettest late April day in recent memory. [Original posting 29 April 2013]

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Battered roads, battered fish

Saturday 28 April 2012 Some large potholes have appeared on the road that leads into Peakville. On the forecourt at Bert’s, no vehicles at all are parked! Short Woman and both of the men are behind the counter. I am … Continue reading

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Walking in the rain

Wednesday 25 April 2012 A rainy morning, and essentially a repeat of 24 January 2012. The Explorer’s mother has an umbrella remisiscent of advertisements for Legal and General. The Explorer adopts a serious demeanour, walking at his mother’s left hand, … Continue reading

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Neighbours and dogs

Tuesday 24 April 2012 Over the years, Mr & Mrs Nearneighbour have owned a succession of German Shepherds. At present they have two such dogs, one of them not quite full-grown. This morning at 08:05, I see the Explorer and … Continue reading

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Travel, explore, delve

Sunday 22 April 2012 Recently, I have assumed that the Explorer’s family are away on holiday, as there has been no sign of them or of their car — which is usually parked on their drive. Then on Thursday, I … Continue reading

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One penny cheaper

Wednesday 18 April 2012 At the filling-station not far past Salty Sally’s, unleaded petrol is 143.9p per litre. [Original posting 18 April 2013]

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Dressing-up day?

Tuesday 17 April 2012 There is a wet start to the day, but just after 08:55 the sun breaks through. Unfortunately, the sky soon becomes dull again. At about 14:15 I see a grey-haired man make very halting progress past … Continue reading

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And the madness begins again

Monday 16 April 2012 It is the first day of a new term at Acacia Primary — and the madness of the school-run begins again. Thirty years ago, there was no school-run to speak of. A few of the teachers … Continue reading

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With my coat on

Sunday 15 April 2012 At 05:10, I see that there is a light on in the kitchen of Mr & Mrs JG’s house. I cannot see any lights on in any other house. After lunch, I mow all four lawns. … Continue reading

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