Diary sub-note: Innocents’ Day 1879. Accident at Tay Bridge Full Moon, 4.0 a.m. Skated all morning & all afternoon. Made friends with 2 little kids at the same hotel who were skating. Played with the little ones in the evening. Danced.
Diary sub-note: 1st [Sunday] after Christmas. S. John 1834. Charles Lamb, essayist, died Ski-ied [sic] for the first time. Went to watch ski jumping which was very good. Skated. Wrote to mummie & daddy. Had a Christmas card from Bobby.
Diary sub-note: S. Stephen. Bank Holiday 1716. Thomas Gray, poet, born S.R. 8.5, S.S. 3.56 Set of[sic] for La Lenk. The train was crammed. Danced in the evening until 10.30. Nice hotel with all English people. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of a Wire Haired Terrier: THE WIRE HAIRED TERRIER. We owe the wireContinue reading “December 26th 1936”
Diary sub-note: Christmas Day (Quarter Day) 1066. William I crowned Had a stocking from Daddie. Had 2 things of David. Decorated the tree. Had a big Christmas dinner & sang to Mlle’s friend after. Went to bed at 10. o.clock.
Diary sub-note: 1525. Vasco da Gama, navigator, died Stayed in all day. Went for a walk after tea. Marjorie went off to Ceylon & Mlle Ricko went home. Put up the mistletoe. Opened one of my presents.
Diary sub-note: 1588. Assassination of the Duc de Guise Went to have my hair done. Leslie went out. Bought flowers. Decorated the school. Had lots of presents, cards & letters.
Diary sub-note: Shortest Day 1880. George Eliot, novelist, died Went for a walk to collect ivy for decorations. Went into the town to shop & have tea. Started to knit a berret [sic].
Diary sub-note: S. Thomas. Michaelmas Law Sittings end 1375. Boccaccio, Italian novelist, died Moon: First Quarter, 11.30 a.m. Had another present from Mummie. Went into the town to shop. Daddy sent me a calendar & Dordor £1.10/- Had letters from the Millers.
Diary sub-note: 4th [Sunday] in Advent 1902. The Duke of Kent born Went to church. Wrote to Noey Lloyd. Sent Christmas cards off to Bobby & Joy & presents to Dordor & Andy.
Diary sub-note: Ember Day 1851. Turner, painter, died S.R. 8.2, S.S. 3.53 Went for a long walk. Joan Francam came. Said goodbye to Mlle Pâsch & Miss Hope-Jones. Raphael & Madie & Rose went home for the hols. Diary footnote, accompanied by a photograph of two Samoyed: THE SAMOYED: The prototype of a group ofContinue reading “December 19th 1936”