Tag Archives: December

Saturday 31-12-11: continuity and change

Shortly after arriving at Peakville, I saw Mr & Mrs CJ, who were about to drive off in Mrs CJ’s car. They got out of the car and we talked. Mr CJ has injured his back; he had wanted to … Continue reading

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Pulling no punches

“It’s a barbaric sport,” the Old Man would often remark, unprompted, while he was watching boxing on TV. [Original posting 29 December 2012]

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Wednesday 28-12-11: adolescence

Mr Jebec told me that he was tired after Christmas — for one thing, he had been assembling toys. “You ought to delegate that to your eldest,” I joked. Mr Jebec replied that these days, it was difficult to get … Continue reading

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Saturday 24-12-11: cousin N’s serious illness

After breakfast, I drove back to Suburbia Somnolenta for Christmas. On the way, I delivered Cousin N’s Christmas card. When I left Acacia Grove, I could see that the little black hatchback was on the main drive of the GS … Continue reading

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Friday 23-12-11: goodbye to…

The black bin was emptied this morning. I put the rusty stand from the garage into the newly-empty bin. There was no sight or sound of Mr & Mrs CJ. On previous days this visit, I had heard Charlie and … Continue reading

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Thursday 22-12-11: rusty stand

I spent an hour or so clearing rubbish from the garage. More lawn-treatment, more mouldy cardboard boxes, expanded polystyrene packaging, paintbrushes; dusters and cloths all coated with paint and dirt. One item that there was no room for in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21-12-11: not at this address

At the Old Man’s house, I found that one letter had arrived; but it wasn’t for him. It was a mailshot from a utility supplier, addressed to Mr Sidney (no other name, no initial) at the Old Man’s address. The … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20-12-11: Mrs CH and Mr Jebec

This morning I saw Mrs CH walking with the aid of a walking-stick. She was talking with Mrs Nearneighbour, no doubt explaining what her trouble was. This afternoon I noticed that the Jebecs were having some work done by an … Continue reading

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Friday 16-12-11: signs for Santa

In the morning, I again went shopping at TeraGroce. After lunch I drove back to Suburbia Somnolenta. I confirmed that outside the GS family’s house there are two sign-boards: SANTA I’ve been a good girl, please STOP. SANTA PLEASE STOP … Continue reading

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Thursday 15-12-11: snow, lights, cards

A little snow fell in Peakville overnight. When I looked out of my bedroom window at about 05:40, I could not see any lights on in any of the houses. Perhaps people had seen the snow and had decided to … Continue reading

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