Tag Archives: February

No sign of the District Nurse

Sunday 15 February 2015 With the time approaching 08:40, it has become quite misty but the school is visible. The mist disappears during the morning, and there is some brightness late morning and at about 13:00. When I depart for … Continue reading

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Cultural, medical, political

Saturday 14 February 2015 The day starts quite murky. Later this morning it is less murky, and I go for a walk. Mr JG’s van is parked alongside the CJs’ house, on the grass (or mud!) verge. When I pass … Continue reading

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Mystified by Mrs PP

Friday 13 February 2015 At 08:40 approximately, Mrs Pointer’s car is parked in its customary place alongside number 35, and Mrs Vista’s car is parked alongside Vinnie’s short hedge. Miss Vista gets out via the ord; her blonde hair (today … Continue reading

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Blanche Pepper’s tantrum, Thomas Tanbrit’s tears

Thursday 12 February 2015 During the late-morning school-run, I don’t notice that Mrs CM has parked alongside the Old Man’s front side lawn until she returns to the car, alone. She is carrying a water-bottle and a slim, pink-and-blue box … Continue reading

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In decline

Wednesday 11 February 2015 It must be about 10:45 when I return from Cheerful Market and pass by Mrs PM’s house. Mrs PM is standing at the kerb, in the company of a man aged 30-plus; they are about to … Continue reading

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Fern, Ivory, Vista

Tuesday 10 February 2015 At a couple of minutes past 07:00, I go out to open the drive-gates. Both my car and Mr JG’s van are frozen up. I haven’t seen any of the JGs, but unexpectedly the van’s engine … Continue reading

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Large cast of characters

Monday 9 February 2015 At half past midnight, moonlight is shining onto the right-hand door-jamb of the Old Man’s bedroom.

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Not a nightmare, not a rationalist

Sunday 8 February 2015 Early this morning I have a dream (not a nightmare) in which I have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Quite a few people “crawl out of the woodwork” to visit me and wish me well. … Continue reading

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Snow, shopping, trimming, potholes

Saturday 7 February 2015 Alongside the Trimots’ house and the house adjoining, snow is piled up near the kerb, both on the pavement and on the roadway; snow is also piled up, but not so high, against the garden wall … Continue reading

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Four years old

Sunday 23 February 2014 Katy, the daughter of Sam and Judy, turns four this week. After the morning service, Sam is talking with me about his recent trip to Africa, while holding Katy against his right shoulder. Katy is holding … Continue reading

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