19 January 2017
18 January 2017
17 January 2017
17 Sat. Cold, dismal, deluge all day. Laurie brought a letter from Gwennie telling me they were going to a pantomime: sent a phunny letter back. Did all the shopping on my bike in the rain. Bought a 21st birthday card for Jean Child also one for her brother John. Saw her lovely presents: she was excited. Bought fish, also a broom-head and a new “Unique” fountain pen at the post office, it was made in Raynes Park. Met Shirley Bridges. Bought new torch batteries and bulb for Ciss’ torch also a tube of liquid glue.
|A 'Unique' fountain pen. Fascinating information about the pens and the Raynes Park manufacturer appear on this blog by Deborah Gibson at https://goodwriterspens.com - and her website is at www.goodwriterssales.com. Our thanks to Deborah for permitting the reproduction of this photograph.|
16 January 2017
16 Fri. Cold, dull, less wind. Got a nice piece of beef also suet and a tin of liver paste at the butchers. Got a date pudding in a tin at Johnsons. Bought cats meat at Merton; came home via Morden; saw some nice new bikes in a shop. Dad’s watch which I inherited has not gone since I took it, but I looked at it to-day and found it had run down so it must have been going in my pocket: I wound it up & it seems to be all right now. Designed a new 41 ins wing for the large model.