Tag Archives: October

Mrs England and the pleasures of learning

Sunday 21 October 2012 I chat with Mrs England, who is involved with XYZ pre-school. She has twins aged 9 (a boy and a girl), and a son aged 4. She reckons that there is too much pressure and competition … Continue reading

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Winter approaching

Saturday 13 October 2012 At about 05:20, Sirius and Orion are again visible. It is a cold and clear morning.

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Cantor, Oldgreen, Forth, Zero

Friday 12 October 2012 At 07:00, lights are on in the upper storey of the school, brighter than yesterday morning. Shortly before 08:30, a little black 5-door hatchback is parked alongside the Old Man’s front lawn, to the right of … Continue reading

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Mr & Miss Fern

Thursday 11 October 2012 At about 07:50 the grey Bonsai parks below the sapling, part-way onto the pavement. It is after 08:25 when the black Honda parks alongside the Efords’ house. The male driver gets out shortly after 08:30. He … Continue reading

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New tech, new tot

Wednesday 10 October 2012 At 08:25, a silver Ultra is parked at the kerb alongside number 35. Several minutes later, the Kulaks’ car parks to the rear of the Ultra, and then Scarlett’s car parks to the rear of the … Continue reading

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Mistaken identity

Tuesday 9 October 2012 When I put out the recycling, I see light spilling out from the CJs’ kitchen towards the street, and I hear the engine of a car that is on the CJ’s driveway. The car, which doesn’t … Continue reading

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Wheeler Bonsai, Fern Ultra

Monday 8 October 2012 At 07:00 the lights are on throughout the upper storey of the school, but not in the BE. Not long before 07:50, a grey Bonsai has parked, at least half-way onto the pavement, alongside the upper … Continue reading

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Getting the chop

Sunday 7 October 2012 In the evening, I notice that the lowest few branches of the sapling have been lopped off. I’m not sure whether this was already done when I was last here.

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How long does it take to say “No”?

Friday 5 October 2012 Today I phone the repair-shop where cousin Naomi’s TV has been languishing since the middle of August. When the TV broke down, it was two days out of guarantee. The repair-shop contacted the European HQ of … Continue reading

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Growing maturity

Tuesday 2 October 2012 This morning, I see the Explorer and his father (but not his mother) setting off from home for the day. The Explorer is on his microscooter. Presumably he can now be trusted not to zoom off.

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