Tag Archives: September

Tolstoi and tears

Saturday 27 September 2014 I pay Naomi a visit, setting off at about 14:00 and returning at about 17:05. We discuss a book by George Steiner, and another about Sergei Diaghilev. The former book is Tolstoy or Dostoevsky; Naomi reads … Continue reading

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Tanbrit, Pepper, Vest, PP

Friday 26 September 2014 In the morning, I drive to Peakville. The weather forecast is for a dry day, but there is some rain about a quarter of the way through my journey Before going to the Old Man’s house, … Continue reading

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Ten years

Saturday 7 September 2019 Ten years ago today, under a different URL, I started this blog, which I restarted five years ago today. https://bleke4.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/the-beginning/

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Captive audience, green Oignon, black Oignon

Monday 30 September 2013 When Mrs Wheeler returns from dropping Josh off at the school, Maud runs ahead towards the car, and Mrs Wheeler chases her. No doubt it’s all a game. Not long before 08:25, Mrs Port is at … Continue reading

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Gardening and gossiping

Sunday 29 September 2013 I arrived at the Old Man’s house yesterday. Today I mow all four lawns. While I am finishing mowing and then tidying up, Vinnie is talking with Mr Kaufman on the far side of the street. … Continue reading

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Walking with a slightly halting gait

Friday 6 September 2013 Just after 06:30, Vinnie’s partner is locking the front door of their house. She heads towards the driveway, where their car already has its lights on, and the double gates are open. The car heads off … Continue reading

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Smiling, drawing, toddling

Thursday 5 September 2013 First thing, Mrs Trimot’s little red hatchback is parked by the garden-gate and front side lawn of the Old Man’s house. The Trimots’ drive is vacant; Miss Trimot’s car is absent, and Mr Trimot has presumably … Continue reading

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New school year, new school uniform

Wednesday 4 September 2013 Since I arrived at Peakville on Monday, Mrs JG has been driving her father’s car. However, there is no sign of that car first thing today. It is a warm and sunny morning. As the time … Continue reading

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Salesman’s sob-story

Tuesday 3 September 2013 At about 14:30 someone knocks on the front door of the Old Man’s house. By the time I get to the front door, the caller has gone. Two men are heading past the JGs’ house. The … Continue reading

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Pippa, Naomi, policewoman

Monday 2 September 2013 First thing this morning, the CH family’s pale-blue Rubin is back in its usual place, on their driveway. At about 13:30, the car that Mr Jebec has been driving lately arrives at Mrs Jebec’s parking-space. I … Continue reading

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