Tag Archives: February

Start ’em young

Tuesday 28 February 2012 While I am loading up the car, prior to driving back to Suburbia Somnolenta, the morning school-run begins. The silver hatchback is parked outside number 35 again, a little further along. I didn’t see the mother … Continue reading

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The afternoon school-run

Monday 27 February 2012 The cars that have parked near the Old Man’s house during the afternoon school-run have almost all gone by 15:15. One of the cars that remain is parked halfway onto the pavement outside number 35, near … Continue reading

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C.S.Lewis

Each of us finds that in his own life every moment of time is completely filled. He is bombarded every second by sensations, emotions, thoughts, which he cannot attend to for multitude, and nine-tenths of which he must simply ignore. … Continue reading

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Sunday 26-2-12: toppled for a second time

The heap of scrap wood was still there at the front corner of Sarah Goldstein’s house. Through the front window, I saw a vase of flowers. At the house where Mrs AD’s mother used to live, the big plant-pot that … Continue reading

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Saturday 25-2-12: new car at Bert’s

When I arrived at the Old Man’s house, there was one daffodil in bloom next to the drive, not far from the garage door. Some other daffodils were budding. On the forecourt at Bert’s, where the blue car usually is … Continue reading

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Cut from the same cloth?

A recent posting by Sarah reminded me of the questionable pleasures of watching TV with the Old Man during his latter years. Her comment in reply to Plutonium Sox reminded me of an additional detail: how the Old Man used … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14-2-12: contacting the PHA

I contacted the Peakville Housing Association (PHA), cousin Naomi’s landlord, and asked them to supply her with instructions for operating her central heating. [Original posting 14 February 2013]

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Monday 13-2-12: forty years on

I drove to cousin Naomi’s house, arriving at about 10:30. Today would be the first time we had met for about forty years. The previous time was a chance meeting in the centre of Peakville, in Tabernacle Terrace, near a … Continue reading

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Monday 13-2-12: two sets of golf-clubs

As I was about to drive off to cousin Naomi’s house, I saw Mr CJ on his doorstep. I asked whether he was still interested in taking the two sets of golf-clubs that had belonged to the Old Man and … Continue reading

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Sunday 12-2-12: houses and birthdays

The heap of scrap wood was still there at the front corner of Sarah Goldstein’s house. I noticed that the “for sale” sign outside Mrs AD’s mother’s house had been turned through 180 degrees, to face downslope. Near the front … Continue reading

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