22 May 2018
21 May 2018
21 Sat. Very mild to rather warm, cloudy morning, lovely sunny afternoon: calm. In afternoon bought cats meat at Merton also four very good tomato plants “Ailsa Craig”. Planted them in evening. Also bought a new rug for the dining room and some cork lino for the passage. Went along rail path, saw Collins, rode home together on our bikes.
20 May 2018
20 Fri. Lovely mild, genial, sunny morning, but overcast later with rain and some thunder in afternoon. Got veal to-day. Bought cakes and fish but there are no sweets available. Tried to start my diesel engine but failed; I think the fuel has been standing too long. Started removing the paint off the stair heads as a preliminary to re-painting.
19 May 2018
19 Thur. Very mild, dull morning, genial sunny afternoon but overcast later. Had a fish and chip dinner as is usual on Thursday. Gave the Diesel T model its final glossy coat of oil & heatproof varnish which finishes the job. I shall run the motor experimentally as soon as possible. Leonard Conley saw me putting the finishing touches. Bought cakes at Walkling’s; served by the nice girl. Washed the parlour floor as part of the spring-cleaning programme. Short cycle ride in evening.
18 May 2018
18 Wed. Very mild, dull morning, slight showers; pleasant sunny afternoon. Got the groceries also fish locally. Tried to buy some sweets but the shops have none. Saw a little cricket at Merton – a good innings by a left-hander. Dug up a lot of bellbine in the garden in evening, especially as it was choking the gooseberries: it comes from the alleyway and under the fence.