19 February 2013

18th & 19th Feb 1943: shops close, buds open

18 Thur. ...Cycled to Morden but the meat shop was shut so continued to Merton shop where I bought some. Uncle Ben called in evening.

19 Fri. Thick white morning frost, thick fog which vanished when the sun came through midday; a pleasant sunny afternoon but less mild than recently. Got the meat etc. locally in morning, thence to Merton meat shop which was closed. In afternoon cycled to Morden; meat shop also closed. Continued to Hartfield Road - no good, then to every fish shop in Raynes Park and Maldon and came back empty handed. Orange crocuses have been in bloom for weeks, now the purple and white are also out. Snowdrops and other small bulbs are flowering also prunus trees and forsythias are nearly out.

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