Tag Archives: December

Thomas Tanbrit tired and troubled

Friday 18 December 2015 Overnight, Miss Trimot’s car is parked by the uphill section of the Old Man’s front lawn. At 07:43, via the bathroom window, I see an orange glow at the horizon, to the right-hand side of the … Continue reading

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Multiple encounter

Thursday 3 December 2015 As I approach the newsagent’s, a woman is just walking out of the shop. She is of indeterminate age (40?) and slim-to-medium build, with dyed blonde hair and some fake tan, wearing pale denims and a … Continue reading

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Mustard, PP, Sweet, Pepper

Friday 19 December 2014 At a few minutes past 07:00, the crescent moon is at low-to-medium elevation above the Banlieue. The sky is clear — but one minute later, a big bank of dark cloud has obscured the moon.

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Rain, recycling, reunion, repair

Tuesday 31 December 2013 It feels like a Saturday. Unusually, before 06:00 there is a light on in the upper storey of number 2 Cypress Crescent. At about 06:50 when I put the recycling out, it is spotting with rain. … Continue reading

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Local luminaries

Monday 30 December 2013 A wet and occasionally hair-raising journey to Peakville. There are Christmas lights on at the Efords’ house (upstairs and downstairs), in the porthole of the Trimots’ house, and at the left-hand side of the Kingdoms’ living-room … Continue reading

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One evening long ago…

Saturday 22 December 2018 This evening, it is sixty years since we moved in to the Old Man’s house. Episode 1 of Quatermass and the Pit was starting on BBC TV at 20:00, which is probably not long after we … Continue reading

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The Roaring Tens?

Monday 9 December 2013 At 07:01 all the windows of the upper storey of the school are brightly lit. The BE is in darkness. Mrs Trimot’s car is reversing off the driveway; Mr Trimot’s car has already gone. Mrs Trimot … Continue reading

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Bad fences, good neighbours

Sunday 8 December 2013 Not long after 06:30, at 4 Cypress Crescent the exterior light is on, as it was yesterday morning, and the small window at the right-hand side of the upper storey (the bathroom window?) is lit. The … Continue reading

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Not making a song and dance of it

Saturday 7 December 2013 Mr Port’s van has remained by the left-hand side of the Old Man’s front lawn overnight. I notice that it again bears the usual company logo — or perhaps it is a different van from the … Continue reading

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Clouds and contrails

Friday 6 December 2013 At 05:14 the blue light of the Ports’ new burglar alarm is on.

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