Tag Archives: August

Monday 29-8-11: Mrs GS

Towards 11:30, I was in my bedroom. I heard the sound of a motor-mower. Looking through the window, I could see that Mrs GS (the woman who lives next to Mr & Mrs JG) was on her back garden, with … Continue reading

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Sunday 28-8-11: assorted papers and objects

I found various things in the small wardrobe in my bedroom, including a baby congratulations card from when I was born. It was from Mr & Mrs Lee — the Deceased Lady’s cousin and her husband. (They were the parents … Continue reading

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Saturday 27-8-11: unimpressed by Salty Sally’s

Bert’s was closed, with a printed notice affixed to the rolled-down shutters — no doubt advising days closed for the Bank Holiday, and day of reopening. I went to Salty Sally’s instead. The blonde girl and a swarthy young man … Continue reading

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Sunday 21-8-11: overnight stay?

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed that Mrs Jebec’s father’s large luxury car was parked in the parking-space that Mrs Jebec reclaimed on 28 July. The car was there overnight. Late this afternoon, the car had gone. I never saw Mrs Jebec’s … Continue reading

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Sunday 14-8-11: at the coal-place

In the morning I cleared out half the contents of the coal-place. Most of what I took out I put in the bin. A few items were worth keeping: some of the weights for the Deceased Lady’s mechanical kitchen scales … Continue reading

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Saturday 13-8-11: broken padlock

Both men were on duty at Bert’s, but only Short Woman. There was one car parked on the forecourt — her little silver hatchback, with its nose towards the picture-window of the shop. In the afternoon, I went to assess … Continue reading

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Schooldays on a different planet

There are three primary schools within walking distance of the Old Man’s house: Acacia Primary, Greenhouse Primary, and Metroland Primary. Acacia Primary is the school near the Old Man’s house in Acacia Grove. Greenhouse Primary is about half a mile … Continue reading

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Sunday 29-8-10: fashion in names

At Peakville Infirmary, there were female patients in another wing of the same ward as the Old Man and the other men. Today, I mentioned to Mr MB that in the ward, on the wall behind the staff desk-area, there … Continue reading

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Hop-picking

A linky about bilberry-picking took me back to one of the stories that the Deceased Lady’s father told me, of when he was a boy. Every year, the whole family used to go hop-picking in Kent. This would have been … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25-8-10: settling in

Cousin Z left me a voicemail, enquiring how the Old Man was. Eastwood Priory informed me at 19:25 that the Old Man was settling in. He had had some supper, and now was sitting in the lounge. I phoned cousin … Continue reading

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