Tag Archives: November

Conversation, c.2004

The Old Man needed to contact a company by telephone. He had located the company’s phone number on their brochure, but he was puzzled because the number was printed in the format: +44……555555. He asked me: “How do you dial … Continue reading

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Wednesday 30-11-11: teachers on strike

At breakfast-time I could hear Charlie and Karl again. Today, most schools were closed, owing to the public-sector strikes about pension rights. Charlie and Karl must have been staying with their grandparents so that Della did not have to take … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29-11-11: error at the checkout

The girl at the checkout in TeraGroce gave me short change, by 50p. I am sure this was inadvertent — she was embarrassed and apologetic when I pointed it out. In the afternoon and early evening, I could hear Charlie … Continue reading

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Monday 28-11-11: yet more mysterious finds

In the morning I cleared out more things from the sun-lounge, and in the afternoon I did the same for the garage. I was mystified — again — by some of the things I found. What did the Old Man … Continue reading

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Saturday 26-11-11: dinner with Mr & Mrs CJ

I left Suburbia Somnolenta after 09:00. Before leaving, I phoned Mrs CJ to confirm that I would be coming to Peakville. For the first time ever, I drove straight to Bert’s, arriving at about 12:20. There was only one car … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23-11-11: love from Gretchen

On the evening of Friday 11 November, I saw Mr Jebec’s car driving off, apparently in the company of a little hatchback that I didn’t recognise. Its parking-space was quickly occupied by the large luxury car that belongs (or belonged?) … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22-11-11: return of the silver estate

After breakfast, I drove back to Suburbia Somnolenta. On Mr & Mrs GS’s drive, the silver estate car had returned to its place, and there was no sign of the little black hatchback, which had been there on Saturday 19 … Continue reading

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Monday 21-11-11: afternoon coffee

That morning, I went shopping at TeraGroce. On my way back, I noticed that the house that used to be Mrs AD’s mother’s house is up for sale. Through the kitchen window, it looked as though the wall to which … Continue reading

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Sunday 20-11-11: day of relaxation

I did some cleaning and tidying-up in the afternoon. [Original posting 20 November 2012]

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Saturday 19-11-11: plenty of customers

On the way to Peakville, I had to make a detour similar to one that I had to make in the summer of 2010, and for the same reason — an accident. As I started my voluntary detour earlier than … Continue reading

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