1 April 2015
1 April. Easter Sunday. Very cool and cloudy, raging wind continues. Laid the new oil cloth in sitting-room. It looks very nice with the pattern carefully matched at the join. Connie Freeman who is between six and seven called with her aunt Doris who is only ten! Mrs. Akroyd and Shirley Bridges called.
31 March 2015
|'Cycled to Cheam'. Routes on modern Google map.|
Say about an hour's cycling and two hours in
a queue. Then Morden in the afternoon.
The day soon goes!
30 March 2015
30 Good Friday. Rather mild but a driving chilly wind; the sun was nice in sheltered places. Stood in two fish queues for nothing but got served at a third shop. Mrs. Veale, her mother and Dennis have gone away till Tuesday so I am looking after the cat and the dog and have the key of the house. Took a bottle of tablets to Mr. Akhurst in afternoon.
29 March 2015
29 Thur. Rather mild, cloudy; showers. Further repairs to the fence. Spent the afternoon cycling to all the fish shops for miles around but caught nothing, but notices say they will be open tomorrow. Saw dear Annie Chapman in Worple Road pushing a pram. Met Mrs. Conrade who told me Eddie’s house at Clapham had been damaged by a rocket; they were out at the time. The news from the Western Battle Front gets better and better. British tanks are pushing ahead 80 miles east of the Rhine!
28 March 2015
27 March 2015
27 Tues. Mild, dull morning, some gentle sun later. To post office, to take and get accumulators. To Merton to buy fish. To butchers. Got some grapefruit from Joe Wheeler: we have also had oranges and lemons from him recently. Put in another fence post. Maud will stay here over the holiday and Chas. brought a bedstead here and fitted it up. At 12.30 a.m. two loud rockets or one with a double explosion – about four seconds between the bangs. Warning from 2.45 to 2.52 a.m. no incident. Also from 5.20 to 5.30 a.m. two flying bombs in SSE. Loud rocket ENE at 7.19 a.m.