Tag Archives: March

Lion and lamb

It must have been towards the end of March in 1957 or 1958 that I heard Mr Xerxes, the Deceased Lady’s father, say: “March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.” It was the first time … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday gossip

Sunday 31 March 2013 Mr LT admits to me that he suffers from OCD. When he is cooking on a barbecue, the sausages have to be spaced at equal distances. I tell him about the son of a friend, whose … Continue reading

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Same make and model

Saturday 30 March 2013 One of the 78rpm records that I bring back to Suburbia Somnolenta is Vera Lynn’s I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire; on the B-side is There’s A Land Of Begin Again. Alongside the … Continue reading

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Amos and Naomi

Friday 29 March 2013 Shortly after 12:15, Mr CJ — hardly recognisable in flat cap and HV jacket — descends the near pavement of Acacia Grove, accompanied by the new dog. Mr CJ smiles and nods to me as he … Continue reading

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Plum positions

Thursday 28 March 2013 I have enjoyed a very good night’s sleep. There is no snow on the left-hand side of the roof of the school, but there is still some in the centre and on the right-hand side.

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Easter bonnets

Wednesday 27 March 2013 At 05:37 there is a light dusting of snow on parked cars. but not on the roadway or on cleared paths. Ten minutes later, light snow is falling.

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History repeats itself, or rhymes

Tuesday 26 March 2013 At 02:16 there is snow on the roadway by the Old Man’s house, and on parked cars. There doesn’t seem to have been any further snowfall by 05:12.

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Snow day

Monday 25 March 2013 At 07:52 a slim woman gets out of a dark hatchback which has parked opposite the school, just this side of the lower entrance. She crosses the road, taking care on the icy surfaces, then walks … Continue reading

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Weather reports

Sunday 24 March 2013 Today is Palm Sunday. There is snow both in Suburbia Somnolenta and in Peakville. When I arrive at the Old Man’s house, I have to shovel snow off the driveway before I can park the car … Continue reading

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Departure together

Wednesday 20 March 2013 This morning, shortly before 08:00, the Explorer and his father set off together from home. The Explorer is wearing a dark woolly hat; the hood of his anorak is down. His father is bare-headed. (On Thursday … Continue reading

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