Tag Archives: November

Scarlett and black van

Wednesday 13 November 2013 On George Street I encounter temporary traffic-lights just beyond Despard Street. As I approach the junction with Victoria Street, I see another set of traffic-lights further along George Street.

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The eleventh…

Mr Xerxes, my grandfather, fought on the Western Front in the First World War. In the late 1950s and the 1960s he would occasionally remind us all that the Armistice had taken effect on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh … Continue reading

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Too much too soon, again?

Sunday 25 November 2012 Mrs LT is telling me about how her fourteen-year-old daughter was dressed for a recent night out — her outfit featured high heels, eyelashes you could do a ski-jump down, and lots of make-up. There are … Continue reading

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Wet and dry

Friday 23 November 2012 After a wet night, the day starts cold and clear. Then the sun comes out. Mid-morning I go shopping at TeraGroce. In the late morning school-run, a grey Okra estate parks alongside Vinnie’s short hedge; and … Continue reading

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More unidentified passengers

Thursday 22 November 2012 Just before 08:37 I see that Scarlett has parked at the kerb alongside number 33. After she has disappeared through the middle entrance of the school, the Kulaks’ car drives slowly past number 35 and parks … Continue reading

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Fern and Cantor

Wednesday 21 November 2012 In the late morning school-run, Mrs Fern’s green Ultra mounts the kerb just past Vinnie’s garden-gates, and parks half-way onto the kerb alongside the lower part of Vinnie’s short hedge. Mrs Cantor’s little black hatchback parks … Continue reading

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By no means all

Tuesday 20 November 2012 On returning from shopping at AltGroce, I find what looks like a sheet of paper lying on the front side lawn. It turns out to be an A4 sheet, with a strip of paper stapled to … Continue reading

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Return of the Kulaks and Oldgreens

Monday 19 November 2012 In the late morning school-run, the Kulaks’ car parks alongside number 35. I haven’t seen that car for ages. Max Kulak gets out, crosses towards the Efords’ drive, and descends to the middle entrance of the … Continue reading

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…or so I thought

Saturday 17 November 2012 This morning, I find that Mr Jebec’s old car has returned to its accustomed spot, and the “replacement car” has vanished.

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Mr Jebec’s replacement car…

Friday 16 November 2012 After he has for some while apparently managed without a car, Mr Jebec is now back on the road. The car he is driving is of the same make as the old one, but is more … Continue reading

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