Tag Archives: September

Four or five children

Sunday 30 September 2012 Mrs Scalene introduces me to her grandchildren Mark and Claire. Although Claire is 3 and Mark is 5, she is almost as tall as he is. Mark recently lost a front tooth when he knocked it … Continue reading

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Sirius, sandwiches, smartphone

Saturday 29 September 2012 At about 05:20 the sky is clear. Sirius and Orion are visible. Ten minutes later, I draw my bedroom curtains. Mr JG is in his kitchen, standing near the window and leaning forward slightly in front … Continue reading

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Colours in the rain

Friday 28 September 2012 The black coupé has arrived outside the upper entrance before 07:30. I reflect that 07:30 to 17:30 is a long day for small children.

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TV, teapot, tablets and bananas

Wednesday 26 September 2012 In line with what we have arranged, I call on cousin Naomi this afternoon. On arrival, I tell her that I’ve just heard on the car radio that Andy Williams has died. I have been expecting … Continue reading

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Fern Honda

Wednesday 26 September 2012 It is a dull and damp morning. At 06:51, some of the left-hand set of windows in the upper storey of the school are lit up, as though by a lamp set low in the room.

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It might as well rain, this is September

Monday 24 September 2012 It is raining when the cars begin to arrive for the early morning school-run. Mr JG’s van drives off not long before 08:00.

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Boldness pays off

Sunday 23 September 2012 I arrive at the Old Man’s house earlier than I originally planned, in the hope of mowing the lawns before it starts to rain. While I am unloading the car, a man on a mobility-scooter passes … Continue reading

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Conversation, 1967

Shortly after the pound sterling was devalued in 1967, the Old Man said to the Deceased Lady and myself: “In this country, we’re enjoying a standard of living that we’re not earning.” Some things have changed, but… [Original posting 20 … Continue reading

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Two generations

Saturday 15 September 2012 When I return from shopping this morning, outside Mr & Mrs CH’s house I see first a woman I take to be the Explorer’s grandmother, and shortly after that the Explorer himself. The grandmother is talking … Continue reading

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Littering not tolerated

Tuesday 11 September 2012 On my way to an appointment this afternoon, I am in a queue of traffic, approaching a main junction. Before that junction, a side-road leads away to the right. Some mothers and their small children, on … Continue reading

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