6 January 2011

Monday 6th January 1941: food rationing

At freezing point all day: half dark. Raids by single machines all day. Warnings from 9.0 to 9.15 a.m., from 10.0 to 10.45 a.m. Gunfire - no warning at 12.0 noon, also during afternoon, one machine passing overhead. Warning at 3.30 p.m. also at 5.0 p.m. all clear at 5.20 p.m. Food is very scarce to-day and it looks as though we must submit to semi-starvation. A new rationing scheme starts to-day with severe curtailment: how the cats are to be fed I don't know. There's plenty of beer and tobacco and non-essentials but that does not help me. Alf Snudden took away the wood that we have been minding for him. Fall of snow in the evening and the landscape is white.

1 comment:

  1. I had wondered how Uncle Fred was feeding his cats? its going to be interesting to see how the cats adjust to a 'varied' diet, most modern cats would turn their noses up at any variation, hope they are good mousers?