From Nice to Roam Nice was not yet awake when we left by the 6. o.clock train. We followed the sea in the train which looked simply lovely _ red with the rising sun. On our left the mountains & villas where (were) also of a lovely rose hue. All along the gardens where (were)Continue reading “Switzerland Journal April 7th 1937”
Monaco.Monaco is a town built on a Rock jutting out to sea. Although it is on the Riviera, it has (with Monte-Carlo) a Principality of its own. The Prince has his palace there. There is a cathederal[sic] & a museum at Monaco. The museum is Oceanographic & the biggest in the world of its kind,Continue reading “Switzerland Journal April 6th 1937”
Gourdon. Gourdon is a very small village built on the very top of a mountain. On three sides of it there are cliffs which descend into a valley – the valley of the river Loup. On the fourth side, the mountain descends in an escarpment. There is a road running up the mountain _ whichContinue reading “Switzerland Journal April 5th 1937”
The Riviera The Riviera of France is very beautiful at this time of year. The flowers are just coming out and the sun is hot. The Mediterranean is very blue & the rocks, which jut out of it are red. The houses on the small hills are usually white or of a bright colour, surroundedContinue reading “Switzerland Journal April 4th 1937”
Today’s Sketch of the Week by Peggy is of an unnamed woman in the 1940s.
Today’s Sketch of the Week is an unnamed man in army uniform. Peggy has dated it 6/12/42 and signed it with the initials BN (for Betty Newgass).
Today’s Sketch Of The Week is called ‘Winter afternoon in the dog house’, featuring Jenny, Curry, Candy and Jinks. It is dated 24.2.56. It reminds me of winter evenings in her house when I was small, in front of the open fire with her dogs. It’s just missing the toasting crumpets!
This week’s Sketch Of The Week by Peggy is of a pair of galloping horses.
I have run out of dog portraits sketched by Peggy, so this week we have a cat, Gin-Gin.
The inside cover of the back of the diary is similar to the front; decorated with pictures of various bird’s eggs.