Tag Archives: January

Tiny Timmy Time

Thursday 31 January 2013 At about 05:00 torrential rain is beating against my bedroom window. At about 08:00 there is some clear blue sky, but there are also cumulus clouds — some white, some dark. Advertisements

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Wet afternoon

Wednesday 30 January 2013 Between 08:20 and 08:25, Mrs Pavane has parked alongside number 31. A little while later, a black Nova is parked with its nose where the sapling used to be, and nose-to-nose with Mr Fern’s car. The … Continue reading

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Return of the big red van

Tuesday 29 January 2013 Just after 07:15, a minibus parks downhill of the driveway of the Thornboroughs’ house. It is the minibus that Master Kaufman goes off in a couple of times a week, presumably to a pre-school or to … Continue reading

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Fence-post and wellies

Monday 28 January 2013 At 07:15 the pavement that leads down to the school seems to be covered with frost. Half an hour later I see frost in some dark potholes in the roadway, and on the front lawn and … Continue reading

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Three thieves

Sunday 27 January 2013 First thing, the snow has gone from the school-house roof, from the Old Man’s garden-gate path, and from all but the bottom end of the front lawn and front side lawn. There is some on the … Continue reading

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Brush and shovel

Saturday 26 January 2013 The Ojays’ car is parked alongside the corner shop when I drive past, on my way to the Old Man’s house. After I turn in to Acacia Grove, in my mirror I see the Ojays’ car … Continue reading

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Snow

Monday 21 January 2013 Gretchen and Barney, the younger of the Jebec children, are playing in the snow mid-morning. Each has a red plastic sledge. Their school must be closed today. Later I learn from the Peakville Bugle that Acacia … Continue reading

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Short-term memory

Saturday 19 January 2013 When I phone Mr & Mrs GM, to advise them that I shan’t be coming to church on Sunday, Mrs GM answers the phone. I explain that I don’t want to travel on icy roads, with … Continue reading

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Departure and diagnoses

Thursday 17 January 2013 Another very cold morning. Shortly after 08:00 the Explorer is to be seen on the drive of his family’s house. He is stationary on his microscooter, muffled up in winter clothes. A few minutes later, the … Continue reading

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Making waves

Sunday 13 January 2013 I am talking with Mrs GA, whose daughter Emilia celebrated her first birthday on 4 January 2013. Emilia is playing on the carpet in front of us, with two primary-school girls one of whom is getting … Continue reading

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