Tag Archives: December

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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Ululating “Eilidh”?

Thursday 5 December 2013 Owing to some traffic holdups, it is about 16:15 when I arrive at the Old Man’s house. There are no longer any roadworks on George Street.

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News from two cousins

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

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