Severe morning frost; very cold, dull day; foggy. To greengrocers in morning to buy potatoes, parsnips and Brussels tops. In afternoon to buy groceries. Thence to dear Mother's grave to put on a holly wreath. Continuing to Merton to buy ginger wine essence. Met Mrs.Child, Ivy Hessey(?) as was, and another. Bought grid-bias battery, clear dope, Christmas cards & sprats at respective shops and home along rail path. A busy day. Oh, and stamps.