25 June 2017

25th June 1948: Aunt Hannah's treatment

25 Fri. Rather warm, overcast; still. Got the meat, cakes, fish etc. all locally. Cleaned all the windows inside. Gwennie, Laurie and Margaret called. To Harold’s to enquire after Aunt Hannah in hospital: she has had three ray treatments so far. To tell Aunt Liza the news.

24 June 2017

24th June 1948: Home cooking

24 Thur. Very mild, some pleasant sunshine; not much wind; the nicest day for some time. Took the new ration books to butchers and grocers to get them stamped. Got Katie’s rations including a glass jar of pulverised coffee and some icing sugar: she wants to make some coffee sweets. To Morden to buy fish. Donald called, also Aunt Liza, gave her some roses. Picked some loganberries, black-currants, red currants and gooseberries which Ciss made at once into jam.

23 June 2017

23rd June1948: The fields of wheat and oats look good

23 Wed. Very mild, some pleasant sunny periods; less wind. Bought liver and potted meat at Dewhurst’s. Got the groceries at Eyle’s, fish and other things locally. Cycled along Robin Hood Way in afternoon; the fields of wheat and oats look good. Gwennie, Donald and Margaret came.