Monday 14th June 1965
A let down after yesterday – drizzle and too cold to bathe. We played cricket on the beach at Daymer and had our lunch there. Earlier we had been to Bodmin – Phil and Cyril had haircuts – then to the cattle market at Wadebridge and a look round Padstow before coming home.
Tuesday 15th June 1965
Bad night last night – first Phil coughed and was sick, then Gill started and coughed for over an hour. Cyril was so fed up he was all for coming home! Especially when we got up to pouring rain and high winds. We had to go out – so sat in the car at Truro for 1½hours! We then went to Lakes Pottery and spent an interesting hour there. Gillian had a severe nose bleed! Bought some pottery bits – then on to Perranporth. The sun came out so we did our gift shopping and had our first cuppa since breakfast. Definitely not a good holiday! Caravan next year!
Wednesday 16th June 1965
This has been the worst day. It’s rained without ceasing. We sat in the car park at Newquay then Cyril queued for us to see ‘Mary Poppins’ – got as far as the cash desk – house full! (Gill – I remember that! Phil – so do I!) Had a lunch in a café and came back to find The Laurels locked up so we sat in the car for another 40 minutes until Mrs A. came in.
Thursday 17th June 1965
We’ve had our last dip – at Treyarnon Bay this morning. I had a lovely swim in the natural pool and the children enjoyed rock pools. We came up from the beach and had our lunch. Rain set in at 2:30ish and apart from a short break when we played ball it has rained ever since!
Friday 18th June 1965
Philip coughed practically all of last night – so we left at 9:30 this morning – came back via Plymouth over the Tamar bridge where we stopped for half an hour to look at ships etc. Didn’t go into Plymough, we kept on and came through Dartmoor with several stops – children loved it. We had an excellent lunch at Mortonhampstead – then on through Exeter and Honiton (not too bad) – a very good run from there.
We had tea at Wincanton and a walk down the Hight Street – then headed for home. Arrived here at 8:15pm and (about) 254 miles. Cyril very tired – children travelled well and extremely good. Lots of roses etc out in the garden – it’s grand to be home again. We unpacked and washed up the picnic things before going to bed!
Saturday 19th June 1965
Took Phil to see Dr Little. Chest is clear but he’s prescribed Acromycin for his infection. I hope it will stop the cough. Cyril went shopping. I’ve washed and washed and ironed and ironed and by 7:30pm it was all done. Cyril has cleared up the back garden.
Played Canasta with Mary and Leonard.
Sunday 20th June 1965
We all had a bit of a lie-in. Philip seems better but not himself yet. It’s been very warm. Cyril has done the front garden – I’ve been working in the back. Children had the pool out to sail boats. Gill finished up in it! (Probably pushed in by Phil :))