30 July 2015
30 Mon. Very mild to rather warm, dismal, drizzle but clearing up in afternoon and some gentle sunshine in evening: calm. Aunt Nellie called in morning; gave her a pot of jam, some rhubarb and money to buy Uncle Tom some cigarettes. She brought two watches for me to repair. Some shopping locally in morning. Gwennie called. Some work in the garden including cutting the lawn.
29 July 2015
28 July 2015
28 Sat. Between very mild and rather warm, much pleasant sunshine. To local greengrocers in morning, To Wimbledon in afternoon to buy fish etc. Also to local oil-shop and got three accumulators from Whitbourn’s. To the cricket match. It was the first match of a cricket week and I had to pay 6d to enter to see Merton v Mitcham. Merton made 140 all out; Mitcham had made 57 for 4 when I left for tea. It took Mitcham an hour and a quarter to score that number of runs and an hour to score the first 34. A Middlesex man played for Mitcham but made only four in a half-hour! Laurie got knocked down by a bicycle last night and was hurt somewhat but he will be all right in a few days.
27 July 2015
27 Fri. Very cool, very dull and cloudy after some thunder in the night. Got all the usual shopping in the morning also to Merton to buy fish. To Mrs. Jordan’s on Wimbledon Common in afternoon to take a blanket which belongs to her, also brought away a cuckoo clock and a pewter tea-pot for repair.
26 July 2015
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*I feel the same about the idiots who voted Tory in 2015. - Tony
25 July 2015
25 Wed. Rather warm, very cloudy all day; still; close. I like the absence of wind. Got the groceries in morning; quite a large consignment to-day. We start the new ration books this week. Took a plate back to 34, so Gwennie and Laurie took me round the garden and showed me the flowers. Addie came in to borrow some tacks; she is laying the carpet on the stairs as visitors are coming. To see Merton Wed. play. The visitors batted and I saw them make 92 for 5 against a Merton side whose bowlers were all fast or very fast – unusual.