Tag Archives: May

Conversation, 1990s

After my parents had returned from a holiday in Florida sometime in the 1990s, the Old Man puzzled me by saying that he and my mother had been to the Mikado. This turned out to be the Mercado.

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Finding big brother in church

Sunday 11 May 2014 The little girl comes out through the doorway on the left of the corridor, looking rather troubled, and asks me: “Have you seen my brother?” I am taken aback. In 2014, children generally don’t initiate conversation … Continue reading

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A silly thing to do

Friday 31 May 2013 In downtown Suburbia Somnolenta, I park my car in a side-street where I don’t think I have ever parked before. As I am returning to the car, an elderly lady and two children (a boy of … Continue reading

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Trimming, mowing, strimming

Monday 27 May 2013 Today is a Bank Holiday. The curtains of the house above the Trimots’ house are drawn, as they have been in recent days. There is no car on the driveway, and Miss Trimot’s car is blocking … Continue reading

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Gold Star and Oignon

Sunday 26 May 2013 Near the start of a journey for a relaxing day out, my car is stationary at a crossroads when I see a Gold Star hatchback (also stationary) which must have come from the direction of AltGroce. … Continue reading

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Naomi and others

Saturday 25 May 2013 At 05:47 the sunlight is streaming into the landing and the bathroom of the Old Man’s house. I notice a few hours later that the big pothole in the road looks damp and muddy, but not … Continue reading

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Sandbank Shoals is doing well

Friday 24 May 2013 Not long before 08:20 Zara drives past the Old Man’s house and parks one-third onto the pavement alongside the school-house path.

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Orla, a puzzled baby, and the Fagens

Thursday 23 May 2013 The day starts promisingly, with the façades of the houses on the far side of the road softly illuminated by the sun, and the tree alongside number 33 casting a shadow onto the BE. There is … Continue reading

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Mr Wormwood and Scarlett in unknown company

Wednesday 22 May 2013 Mrs Wheeler’s car is parked part-way onto the pavement alongside number 35. I see Mrs Wheeler return to the car, wearing a purple anorak. She lifts Maud in at the nearside rear.

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Old stone wall

Tuesday 21 May 2013 There is rain overnight, but the roadway is almost dry by the time I get up. Towards 07:25, Mr JG comes out to his car which is parked on the JGs’ driveway. Then he returns to … Continue reading

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