London in the Blitz. Fred French, 66 Chestnut Road, Raynes Park, Wimbledon, London SW20 kept this diary, blogged 69 years later, during WWII and peacetime. He loves music, model aircraft, radios, railways, roses. His sister Theresa (Ciss) goes out to work - Fred does the shopping, etc.
'On this day' and other notes by Tony French.
By the same editor Poems Please Me
3 November 2015
Christmas Day: first peacetime Xmas for 6 years
The real tricycle
25 Tues. Christmas Day. Rather cold, clear but showers. Dad,
Alb, Lily & Anthony came to dinner and stayed the night. The dinner was a
great success, roast pork and onion sauce and three vegetables. The Christmas
pudding was excellent; mince pie and custard. The cake was also very good
considering the difficulty of getting ingredients. Anthony brought a lot of his
presents but he could not bring his tricycle which is a real one this time.
Dorothy Smith came with Jeanette and baby Margaret. The first peacetime
Christmas for 6 years and my feeling was one of thankfulness.