Tag Archives: September

Sunday 25-9-11: invited to lunch

When I set foot in the kitchen early this morning, I found a slug on the top of the cooker. It was at least two inches long, but quite slim. It must have been carried into the house on my … Continue reading

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Saturday 24-9-11: remedial work

I drove to Peakville that morning. On my way to the Old Man’s house, I passed the corner shop. Three people were making their way there, down Victoria Street: a youngish woman, somewhat overweight, was walking, and ahead of her … Continue reading

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A stitch in time

The Deceased Lady didn’t do a great deal of sewing, but she did a lot of knitting. Pullovers and cardigans, mainly. When I was very young, I used to sit with her while she was knitting, and she helped me … Continue reading

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Sunday 11-9-11: pudding recipe

One of the things I accidentally found today in the small wardrobe was the Deceased Lady’s recipe for Christmas pudding. I had thought it irretrievably lost. [Original posting 11 September 2012]

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Saturday 10-9-11: more customers

At Bert’s, there was just the little silver hatchback on the forecourt, at the left-hand side. As I approached the shop, I could see a tall and attractive blonde woman at the front of the queue. She had with her … Continue reading

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Monday 5-9-11: voicemail

Mrs CJ left me a voicemail. She mentioned she hadn’t been able to catch up with what I’d been doing, and said next time I am in Peakville we must get together for a coffee. I phoned her that evening. … Continue reading

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Mysterious message

Penny Alexander shared with us a cryptic birthday greeting from her mother, and she added: “Seeing this has reminded me that little gestures can go a very long way in making people feel special.” Recently I found a book that … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29-9-10: best interests

Francesca left me a voicemail, saying that the “best interests” meeting would take place on Monday 11 October 2010. [Original posting 29 September 2011]

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Tuesday 28-9-10: overdue maintenance

In the morning I phoned Mrs CJ and thanked her and Mr CJ for having mown all four lawns while I had been away from Peakville. (It was Mr CJ who had done the mowing.) In the afternoon I drove … Continue reading

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Monday 27-9-10: a thorough survey

Francesca and her colleague N arrived promptly at 09:30. I saw the two of them walking round nearby a little earlier — spying out the lie of the land, no doubt. They looked at every room in the house, including … Continue reading

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