Tag Archives: August

Fake news?

On 21 August 1968, the armed forces of the Soviet Union and three of its Warsaw Pact allies invaded Czechoslovakia, putting an end to the “Prague Spring”. My uncle George, the second husband of the Old Man’s sister, was a … Continue reading

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School of Escher

During the school-run at Acacia Primary, Scarlett’s silver hatchback and Mr & Mrs Wormwood’s estate car are often parked next to each other. Frequently I see them alongside, or near, number 35. Mr & Mrs Wormwood interact with other people … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

Friday 31 August 2012 The café in downtown Suburbia Somnolenta has closed down, again, and the lease is for sale. [Original posting 31 August 2013]

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Still squelching

Monday 27 August 2012 This morning, probably no later than 10:30, Vinnie has a new fridge-freezer delivered. The delivery-men have to remove all the packaging and padding from the fridge-freezer before they can get it through the door and passageway … Continue reading

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Late summer street-life

Sunday 26 August 2012 I walk to TeraGroce by a circuitous route: past the school, on to where I can see a recent housing development, and past the church. On the way back, I see that the “for sale” signs … Continue reading

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On the borders

Saturday 25 August 2012 In some places, the lawns of the Old Man’s house have gradually been encroaching onto the paths. I spend an hour putting this right. [Original posting 25 August 2013]

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More old photos and more tree-surgery

Friday 24 August 2012 Just before I set off from Suburbia Somnolenta, I see Mr Jebec. I notice that his hair has turned grey at the front. Lunch from Salty Sally’s is disappointing. The staff on duty are two Asian … Continue reading

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Recovering from a fall

Sunday 19 August 2012 When I phone cousin Naomi this evening, she tells me that she is recovering from a fall earlier today. The workmen who installed her central heating had to move a lot of items that were in … Continue reading

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End of a flying visit

Tuesday 14 August 2012 After breakfast I return to Suburbia Somnolenta. [Original posting 14 August 2013]

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Valley Bottom

Monday 13 August 2012 I arrive at cousin Naomi’s house a little before 10:30. There is a strange smell in Naomi’s house, and it seems to be getting stronger as the weeks go by. We drive to Valley Bottom, in … Continue reading

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