Tag Archives: February

Market forces again

Thursday 20 February 2014 A local businessman tells me that he has switched supplier for some of the products he sells, as the wholesale prices charged by the original supplier are too high. The businessman reckons that the new supplier’s … Continue reading

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Dumped, not recycled

Tuesday 18 February 2014 For the past few days, a skip has been occupying the Jebecs’ parking-space. A lot of the items in the skip could, to judge by appearances, have gone for recycling. The Jebecs are now away for … Continue reading

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Placid toddler

Thursday 13 February 2014 In the Oasis (an ethnic food shop), the only people ahead of me in the queue are a beautiful Muslim woman aged about 20, wearing a black-and-white headscarf, and her toddler son M******* who looks to … Continue reading

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Market forces

Monday 10 February 2014 In a shopping-centre not far from where I live, another long-established business has closed down. I haven’t dealt with them since they tried to charge me an extra fee for a perfectly ordinary transaction — I … Continue reading

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Side-by-side comparison

Thursday 28 February 2013 At 05:55 there are lights on in Victoria Street and Cypress Crescent.

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Serious scrape

Wednesday 27 February 2013 At about 07:25 the minibus is parked alongside the Thornboroughs’ house. I load the clock and the miniature analogue TV into the boot of my car, in preparation for a trip to the recycling centre. The … Continue reading

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News to tell Mabel

Tuesday 26 February 2013 The Kulaks’ car parks alongside number 35. Less than a minute after it departs, Scarlett’s car takes the vacated parking-space.

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Pavane, Port, Pantech, Peugeot

Monday 25 February 2013 The day starts cold, cloudy and damp. (Rather appropriately, one of the TV weather-girls this morning is Downbeat Dora. The name I have assigned to her is perhaps just a little unfair.)

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Light snow, dark Zeta

Sunday 24 February 2013 Towards 16:00, while I am unpacking the car, it begins to snow — fine flakes falling vertically. It has faded away by 16:40 or 16:45, but there remains a light coating of snow on the lawns, … Continue reading

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Dog years

Sunday 17 February 2013 Mr & Mrs CJ won’t be getting the rescue dog they have been planning to. They may be getting a different one, but not immediately. The original dog is young, and of a breed that needs … Continue reading

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