Rather cold, dull, cloudy. N.wind. To do shopping in morning. I always get the weekend meat on Fridays. Also to Wimbledon along rail path. Saw large blue(?) mixed traffic loco. 489 at Merton Hall Road; ity is now painted black. First time I have had a close up view of this type. Bought roses Pres.Herbert Hoover and Mrs Herbert Stevens at Woolworth's. Met young fellow in Wimbledon whom I only know as a Merton cricket enthusiast: I do not know his name. Planted the roses in afternoon.