13 March 2016
24th July 1946: two years since bomb wrecked home
24 Wed. Becoming very warm, 86 in the shade, some nice sunny periods but the air was humid: a grand day. Got the groceries locally also to Wimbledon to buy dried green peas, split peas and maplemeat. Bought fish in Martin Way. To Epsom Common. Had an enjoyable ride. Watched an angler at the lower pond. The water was alive with water beetles and dragon-flies with golden wings darted in the sunshine. Came home in 40 for the 7 miles: averaging 10½ miles per hour. The country looks grand and the wild flowers are fine now. Noticed a lot of meadowsweet. It is two years ago to-day since the flying bomb wrecked the house. At first it was thought the house was wrecked beyond repair but at much time and discomfort it was rebuilt. It is now quite comfortable but only two rooms have been finished and decorated which work I did myself.
Posted by Tony