29 April 2017
29 Thur. Fairly mild after a night of rain. Mostly dull and cloudy. Took Katie’s photograph in the garden. Got her groceries at Eyles and her soap ration at Smaldons. Bought fish for myself and cats locally. Took Katie’s shoes for repair. Gwennie and Margaret called. Small amount of work in garden. Met Mrs. and Doris Bradley. Developed the photo of Katie: it was fully exposed and is a good negative.
28 April 2017
28 Wed. Rather mild, cool at each end of day: some sunshine but rain setting in later. The wind of gale force died down with the rain. Stood in a very long cats’ meat queue at Morden and eventually got some. Got the groceries locally. A letter from Aunt Nellie saying Uncle Tom was laid up with food poisoning. Gwennie and Laurie called; gave them two photos of themselves: they were pleased.
27 April 2017
27 Tues. Very mild; lovely warm sunshine, cloudless sky all day; only a little wind which dropped at evening, which was heavenly. Cut the lawn: looks very nice for so early in the season. Bought fish locally also M.Q. developer. Twin red & black flex wire and metal polish in Wimbledon. More work putting up bean rods in evening. Took prints of the children’s group I took on Sunday, also of Alb, Lily, Hilary and Philip.
26 April 2017
25 April 2017
25 Sun. Very cool, sunny morning, cloudy later; a cold NE wind of hurricane force. Gwennie, Laurie, Donald and Margaret came in afternoon for me to take their photograph which I developed along with the one I took at Tolworth on 18th inst. Alb, Lily and Anthony paid a surprise visit and had tea here – without Ciss as she had gone to Edie Hopkins at Stoneleigh. The tortoise which was in the garden last summer came this afternoon walking along the garden path with quite a jaunty gait and seemed quite happy to be here but I now know where it lives so took it back to Roy Eves in Bronson Road.
24 April 2017
24 Sat. Mild, much sunshine, steady SW breeze but a pleasant day. Weeding in the garden. Planted carnation cuttings. Dug over and manured border for runner beans. Put up rods for same. Gwennie, Laurie and Margaret called. Laurie finished the birthday card. Aunt Liza called. Bought fish at Merton.