Monday 25th January 1965
Foggy this morning so I had to dry my washing indoors. Cyril collected Doris this evening and they arrived here about 8:30 – so I didn’t go to Keep Fit. Just as well perhaps because my knee is hurting.
Tuesday 26th January 1965
To Bath today to take Doris.
Seemed a strange way to spend a Tuesday. Fortunately it was quite a fine day for our trip to Bath – the car is very shaky in second gear. Never known Cyril drive so much in top!! We had a lovely lunch together. Home in three hours at quarter to five. Doris settled in quite well.
Wednesday 27th January 1965
Slight snowfall overnight. Haven’t done much today – Mary, Phyl and I had a coffee together this morning which lasted rather longer than I intended! Ivy and Helen came up this afternoon.
Thursday 28th January 1965
A very nice surprise in Cyril’s pay cheque this month – he had his back pay. So that will take care of our holiday. Pity it won’t run to a new car, ours is in a bad way again! Letter from Mur – but none from Joan for a long time.
Friday 29th January 1965
I went to Esher and shopped in the snow/sleet this morning. Got it all done though so we can watch Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral tomorrow. A last farewell to a great man – five reigning monarchs are attending his funeral.
Saturday 30th January 1965
Cyril and Bill started work on the gear box last night. Car finished by four this afternoon, so that’s a load off our minds. Don’t know the cost yet but thank goodness it didn’t need a new gearbox.
Have done a bit of baking this afternoon – trying some new cakes. Quite successful. Canasta tonight.
Sunday 31st January 1965
Doris Spierpoint was knocked over on the Kingston By-pass last night. Cyril took Bob in to see her this morning. Multiple fracture of the leg and shock, so it could have been a lot worse. Not a bad day, cold but dry. Children went to Sunday School and Cyril paid Bill £7 on the way back for the car job.