Last 30 posts
- Short-term memory
- Departure and diagnoses
- Making waves
- Help the ageing
- Close shave
- Frost and vapour
- Mrs Parker?
- Excitement… and anxiety?
- Absences noted
- Message from Naomi
- Subdued celebrations in Suburbia Somnolenta
- News from two cousins
- Early rain, early collection
- End of a long term
- Scarlett scowling in the rain
- Conversation: Scarlett and Max
- Ojays on Maldis Street
- Other Boy in yellow
- Cold feet and Christmas lights
- Christmas essentials
- Partner in Zero
- Kulak, Compass, Okra
- Wormwood, Ojay, Kellner
- Pavane, Fern, Kulak, Oldgreen
- Happy mother, happy child
- Local illuminations
- Too much too soon, again?
- Wet and dry
- More unidentified passengers
Tag Archives: December
Sunday 23 December 2012 I phone first cousin Naomi, and then cousin Z. Naomi reckons that she was at home but asleep when I called to deliver her Christmas card on Friday 21st. Her friend Jen and Jen’s husband Davey … Continue reading
Saturday 22 December 2012 It is raining by 04:50. The black bins are emptied at about 08:20.
Friday 21 December 2012 When I get up, it has almost certainly stopped raining. The Honda saloon seen yesterday parks, at 08:29, in the Wormwoods’ usual spot.
Thursday 20 December 2012 At 05:12, rain is falling onto puddles in the road.
Wednesday 19 December 2012 Scarlett parks nose-to-sapling a little after 08:35. When the boys have got out onto the pavement, she does some titivation of which Tiny Boy is the main (perhaps the only) recipient. Tiny Boy is wearing a … Continue reading
Tuesday 18 December 2012 At 08:30 the Kulaks’ car has parked alongside number 35, and Al and Myra’s car has parked nose uphill, tail-to-sapling. Mabel Kulak leaves the car’s lights on when she and Master Kulak set off for the … Continue reading
Monday 17 December 2012 At 08:14 the sun is rising behind the crest of the roof of number 35.
Sunday 16 December 2012 Mr Jebec’s elder son walks to his father’s car, dressed in a football shirt, shorts and shinpads. His feet are bare. He looks as though he is trying to minimise contact between the soles of his … Continue reading
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. One of those essential live performances by the Boss. Springsteen was once a backing musician for this legendary figure: [Original posting 11 December 2011]