Tag Archives: May

Obsessions of our children

Tuesday 29 May 2012 After breakfast, I see the Explorer and his parents setting off from their home. For the first time in a long time, the Explorer is on his scooter. He is wearing a helmet. His mother has … Continue reading

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Clumsy parking

Thursday 24 May 2012 Just after 08:30, a green Escargot reverses very clumsily up onto the pavement outside the house opposite the Old Man’s house. The car reverses further, towards the garden gates of that house, then moves forwards, and … Continue reading

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Multifarious gossip

Wednesday 23 May 2012 After breakfast I go shopping at AltGroce. When I return to my car I find a VW Polo parked a couple of spaces to my left, with the driver’s window wound down. (There are no cars … Continue reading

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Mowing, running, furniture-moving

Tuesday 22 May 2012 It is a hot afternoon. Starting at 15:30 approximately, I mow all four lawns. At about 18:55 I see the junior golfer run from his house to the bottom of the garden and back; then he … Continue reading

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Rummaging

Monday 21 May 2012 From my bedroom window this afternoon I see Mr CJ extracting lots of things from his shed, and heaping them up outside it. I don’t know what he is looking for. [Original posting 21 May 2013]

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Not caught by surprise

Sunday 20 May 2012 I drive from church straight to Peakville. For a while I have suspected that someone is parking on the Old Man’s drive while I am absent. I wonder whether I shall find the drive occupied when … Continue reading

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Conversation, 1990s

The Deceased Lady always voted Conservative, but she didn’t talk much about politics. On this occasion, the three of us were sitting by the fireside, and the Old Man made some reference to Conservative-supporting newspapers such as the Sun. The … Continue reading

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Price trimmed again

Tuesday 15 May 2012 At the filling-station (which I always pass by), unleaded petrol is 138.9p per litre. My journey back to Suburbia Somnolenta is smooth and quick. [Original posting 15 May 2013]

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Dodgy customers

Monday 14 May 2012 After doing some shopping, I go into the centre of Peakville, call at Richter Henker LLP, and then have lunch at the Moon Under Water. Near the town hall, on the way to Richter Henker, I … Continue reading

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Relics of the age of coal?

Sunday 13 May 2012 I undertake some sorting-out in the coal-place. One of the things I find is several lengths of bamboo, tucked away along the left-hand wall. At first I can’t work out what their purpose could be. Then … Continue reading

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