Week 16 : 12th to 18th April 1965

Monday 12th April 1965
We went to Kingston market after Cyril had gone to the office – bought some kitchen towels and were very fortunate that we got into the car before it poured.  The family left at quarter to two and since then I have hoovered all through and done all the washing.

Tuesday 13th April 1965
Took me two hours to do my ironing this morning! This afternoon we’ve had a long walk over the Heath, calling at the Library on our way home. Big day for Phil – he joined!!

Wednesday 14th April 1965
Nasty wet day – we haven’t been out at all – I’ve done a long overdue job tonight and written to Barrie and Betty. Cyril has been down giving Bill a hand for two hours.

Thursday 15th April 1965
Posted letter to Barrie
Posted order to Staylong
Cyril finished at midday so we had a quick trip to Esher – shopping. This afternoon Gillian and I have been making the Hot Cross Buns and the Easter Cake. She is looking forward to our decorating it tomorrow. Cyril made a start on the kitchen.

Good Friday 16th April 1965
Cyril’s had a busy day today on the kitchen. He was up early and put the first coat on the ceiling before breakfast. The paper is on now and looking very nice. I’ve had a day in the garden – keeping out of the way!

Saturday 17th April 1965
We went to Claygate Nurseries early for our vegetables – only had a few odds and ends of shopping to do. We were back by 9:30. Cyril has worked hard on the kitchen all day. He did have an hour’s break as we had a run out to Chessington looking for some more tile adhesive. No luck. Played Canasta this evening.

Easter Day 18th April 1965
Kitchen is looking very smart. Not finished yet. Cyril is having a day off. Children have had lots of Easter Eggs given them. We all went to Church at 10am. Disappointing weather but we managed to dodge the showers this afternoon. Followed Leonard and Mary to Effingham and then walked across fields where we picked Cowslips – first time I’ve done that for 15 years!


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