Week 35: 23rd – 29th August 1965

Monday 23rd August 1965
Load of washing today. Thank goodness it is all dried and ironed. Haven’t been out at all – no letters from anyone – nothing of import has happened. I had a bit of a BLACK MONDAY on me for a short while.

Tuesday 24th August 1965
Had two letters from Joan today – the second saying that Tim is returning earlier – on Friday, as his hosts have to go to Greece. So Eileen must go home that day too. Nothing much has happened today – except that it has rained most of the time.

Wednesday 25th August 1965
Cyril to Cardiff.
Cyril went off at ten past eight. I haven’t done a great deal today, a little handwashing and ironing. We all went up to the village this afternoon. The Avon rep. came down and sold Eileen some perfume etc. as presents to take home.

Thursday 26th August 1965
Tim and Fred in the small hours.
Went to the village and back before Eileen was up! We had a baking session afterwards, making a lemon meringue pie and a sultana cheesecake. Cyril arrived home at 1:35pm. We are probably going over to George Pritchard’s allotment tonight to pick some beans.

Friday 27th August 1965
Coo! – Fred arrived here at midnight – Eileen and I rang him to say come here first. Dirty night – the three of us went to London Airport to meet Tim – only to be told he had landed at Gatwick! So we had to wait until quarter to four for him to arrive!! In bed by 4:30am. Up at 7:45 so am very tired. Had them all to steak and kidney pie lunch – shampooed my hair so that Eileen could pin up. They left at 2:45pm.

Saturday 28th August 1965

Gill and Phil in Doris and Will's back garden.

Gill and Phil in Doris and Will’s back garden.

To Doris and Will
Had a very nice day out with Doris and Will – and they had fresh salmon for lunch – what a treat. During the afternoon I had an hour round the shops in Welling – how that place has grown. We were home about quarter to nine. Leonard came round later and suggested a game, so we played Canasta until about quarter to one.

Peggy, Cyril, Gill and Phil in Doris and Will's back garden.

Peggy, Cyril, Gill and Phil in Doris and Will’s back garden. Phil is not impressed!

Sunday 29th August 1965
Very tired this morning and I could have stayed in bed without much persuasion! However, we upped and breakfasted – lunch was rather late and since then I’ve cleaned the car, done some gardening, had a bath and a go at the month end accounts.

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