Tag Archives: June

Conversation, 1970s

My mother used to watch a lot of American police-dramas on TV. She had often heard the word Caucasian used in connexion with the victim of a murder, and so had concluded that it must mean a dead body. When … Continue reading

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A good deal

Thursday 19 June 2014 The middle-aged woman in the charity shop has been speaking of her son and his partner. Then she says: “Her family are funeral directors, so when I go I’m hoping for a good deal.” After a … Continue reading

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Pressing the right button

Monday 9 June 2014 As I am about to set off from the Old Man’s house, the rain begins to set in. Once I have parked on the street, closed the gates of the driveway and returned to the car, … Continue reading

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Così fan tutte

Saturday 7 June 2014 Cousin Naomi tells me that she doesn’t have a recording of Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte. She likes the music, but doesn’t like the libretto as she considers it sexist.

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“…I shan’t resile…”

Friday 21 June 2013 At 07:20 the minibus is parked nose downhill, with its tail alongside the Thornboroughs’ driveway. Scarlett has parked alongside the upper end of Vinnie’s long hedge, with the nose of her car just reaching the downhill … Continue reading

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Washing-line? Slim-line?

Sunday 9 June 2013 Before 05:00, the little silver MPV is parked nose uphill at the kerb alongside the Efords’ house. Two hours later, Mrs GS is advancing down her back garden, carrying in front of her what looks like … Continue reading

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Goodbye

Saturday 8 June 2013 At 05:28, windows 2 and 3 of the BE are still open from yesterday evening.

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The future’s so bright…

Friday 7 June 2013 Just before 05:45 Mr Trimot is reversing his car off the driveway. The sunlight is streaming through the bathroom of the Old Man’s house and onto the landing, as it was earlier this week.

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All the way from Wellvale

Thursday 6 June 2013 The day starts under a dull sky. At about 07:10 or 07:15, the usual minibus has parked alongside the gates of Vinnie’s driveway and the uphill end of his long hedge. A car that I mistake … Continue reading

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Picture and piggyback

Wednesday 5 June 2013 There is quite a dull start to the day. I can glimpse, via the foliage of the tree, that the security-light at the far corner of the school is on.

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