Last 30 posts
- Short-term memory
- Departure and diagnoses
- Making waves
- Help the ageing
- Close shave
- Frost and vapour
- Mrs Parker?
- Excitement… and anxiety?
- Absences noted
- Message from Naomi
- Subdued celebrations in Suburbia Somnolenta
- News from two cousins
- Early rain, early collection
- End of a long term
- Scarlett scowling in the rain
- Conversation: Scarlett and Max
- Ojays on Maldis Street
- Other Boy in yellow
- Cold feet and Christmas lights
- Christmas essentials
- Partner in Zero
- Kulak, Compass, Okra
- Wormwood, Ojay, Kellner
- Pavane, Fern, Kulak, Oldgreen
- Happy mother, happy child
- Local illuminations
- Too much too soon, again?
- Wet and dry
- More unidentified passengers
Tag Archives: September
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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