30 June 2017
30 Wed. Very cool becoming rather cold, dismal, stiff N breeze. Got Katie’s rations also collected her shoes from the repairers. To butchers got liver this week. Gwennie & Margaret called. A four mile cycle ride in evening but it was to cold to enjoy.
29 June 2017
29 Tues. Very cool, very dull, showers on and off all day but not much wind; very unpleasant. Bought fish locally in morning, in afternoon took a parcel to Food Office for Katie to get it stamped then took it to Post Office to be forwarded to Vienna; it contained food for Katie’s sister; they are half-starved in Austria. Also bought scouring powder, steel wool, potted meat and sausage. Gwennie called; gave her some stewed loganberries and custard. To Aunt Liza in evening, she wanted one stick of rhubarb to finish filling a jar; I took one huge stick weighing half a pound.
28 June 2017
28 Mon. Rather cool for season after a night of rain, many heavy showers and frightful skies but a few sunny periods, very fresh boisterous wind. A card from Ciss at Southbourne. Wrote her what is meant to be a phunny letter and posted. Bought fish at Morden; took Katie’s shoes for repair. Met Mrs Easam.
27 June 2017
26 June 2017
26 Sat. Fine, warm, sunny day, but a steady breeze made it pleasant and not too hot. Got Katie’s meat ration in morning, also fish. The garden looks very nice to-day and repays so much labour expended on it. Ciss went to Southbourne this morning to stay a week. Alb, Lily and Anthony came to tea, gave them a good spread. Anthony seemed to enjoy himself with the kitten from next door. The Sunday School treat to Bognor to-day, the weather was perfect and numbers of children from this road went – all the Thompson family went.
25 June 2017
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
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.