Tag Archives: March

Embarrassing dinosaur

Tuesday 17 March 2015 During the late-morning school-run, Belle and Blanche return from the school. Blanche ascends further than Belle, and passes out of view; Belle must call her back, though I don’t hear her voice; they both cross the … Continue reading

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Cheerful shopper

Monday 16 March 2015 A couple of minutes before 09:00, Mrs PP, Mrs Vest and a third woman are chatting by the paved front garden and driveway of the Ports’ house. (I have seen the third woman before. She is … Continue reading

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Mustard and Wobbly

Friday 13 March 2015 It was forecast to be wet overnight. At 05:06 it is still raining.

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Vinnie

Thursday 12 March 2015 In the morning, I drive to Peakville. Around 13:00, Mrs CM’s car is parked nose uphill at the kerb by the Old Man’s front side lawn, at the mid-point of the wall. I take in a … Continue reading

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Another shop closes

Friday 7 March 2014 A few minutes after 08:00, I hear a man’s voice outside. The Explorer and his father are setting off from their home. They are about to reach the point where they disappear from view, when they … Continue reading

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In my absence

Thursday 6 March 2014 The Jebecs must have moved away during my recent stay in Peakville. Mrs Jebec’s MPV is absent when I return on Sunday 2 March, and there has been no sign of it since then. The bins … Continue reading

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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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