24 June 2017

24th June 1948: Home cooking

24 Thur. Very mild, some pleasant sunshine; not much wind; the nicest day for some time. Took the new ration books to butchers and grocers to get them stamped. Got Katie’s rations including a glass jar of pulverised coffee and some icing sugar: she wants to make some coffee sweets. To Morden to buy fish. Donald called, also Aunt Liza, gave her some roses. Picked some loganberries, black-currants, red currants and gooseberries which Ciss made at once into jam.

23 June 2017

23rd June1948: The fields of wheat and oats look good

23 Wed. Very mild, some pleasant sunny periods; less wind. Bought liver and potted meat at Dewhurst’s. Got the groceries at Eyle’s, fish and other things locally. Cycled along Robin Hood Way in afternoon; the fields of wheat and oats look good. Gwennie, Donald and Margaret came.

22 June 2017

22nd June 1948: What a performance!

22 Tues. Very cool, very dull, fearful skies, very heavy showers, hail, thunder and lightning, very cold wind. To Merton to buy cats meat, also bought double hollyhock seeds. Saw dear Father and Mother’s grave which looks nice. Gwennie & Margaret called; Margaret is getting interesting and amused me by her “singing” at the piano to her own accompaniment: I should hardly have thought a child of less than two years could have made such a noise.