Tag Archives: January

Ladies who lunch

Friday 30 January 2015 Cousin Naomi’s friend Jen has invited her and their mutual friend Jane out for lunch, to celebrate Jane’s recent birthday and Naomi’s imminent birthday.

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Poor boy

Thursday 1 January 2015 Not long before 06:35, the ruinous bathroom window is dark.

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Mrs FW plus two

Monday 20 January 2014 A small plume of vapour is rising from the flue atop the school, and a big amorphous plume of vapour is rising from behind the school-house. Then I see Mrs Pavane’s car has arrived.

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Familiar streets

Sunday 19 January 2014 Mid-morning I go out for a walk, which lasts a little over 35 minutes. To begin with, the weather is misty and drizzly, but during my walk it becomes dry — however, the sky remains dull. … Continue reading

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Not a gleam

Saturday 18 January 2014 In the morning, it is dull and wet. By 12:30 or so, the sky is lighter and the rain has eased off. Forty minutes later, the rain that is still falling is very fine.

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Orla, her friend, and their boys

Thursday 16 January 2014 Towards 07:55, Mrs Wheeler’s car is parked alongside the school-house path. A minute or so later, the car’s headlamps come on, and the car departs. It has to wait, briefly, for a red 5-door car (probably … Continue reading

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Mrs FW plus three

Wednesday 15 January 2014 I have a damp journey to Peakville. It is 13:15 when I arrive at the Old Man’s house. Mrs Pavane’s car is nose downhill at the kerb alongside number 33.

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Worried about the wet

Wednesday 1 January 2014 Some local people may not have been up late last night: at 06:40 there is a light on in the upper storey of 4 Cypress Crescent. The Ports’ bathroom window is dimly lit; the JGs’ house … Continue reading

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2019: end of a decade

This year will be marked by the tenth anniversary of the Old Man’s cancer diagnosis, which turned out to be, as I suspected at the time, the beginning of the end.

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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.

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