October 18th 1936

Diary sub-note: 19th [Sunday] after Trinity. S. Luke
1931. Thomas A Edison, inventor, died

Went to church. There was hardly anyone there. Finnished [sic] the other side of my jumper. New girls came – American. Wrote to Julie, Joy Edwards, Joy & Miss Brown.

Diary entry October 18th 1936

October 17th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1918. Recapture of Lille, Ostend and Douai
S.R. 6.27, S.S. 5.3

Had drawing 1st & 2nd lessons instead of after break. Went to the town & I bought some wool for a jumper. Went to an Operette called “Veronique” [sic] in the evening. It was marvellous. Got back to school at 12. o.clock.

Diary entry October 17th 1936

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Old English Sheep dog: OLD ENGLISH SHEEP-DOG. The BOBTAIL is perhaps the shaggiest of dogs, as anyone who has ever tried to wash one will agree. There is a legend about his absence of tail, that at one time it was decreed that all shepherds’ dogs should have their tails cut off, to curtail their game-chasing proclivities. A dog minus his tail cannot turn at the gallop. The ‘bobtail’ is very intelligent and surprisingly agile, in spite of his heavy coat.

‘Veronique’ poster

Switzerland journal October 17th 1936

“Veronique.” An operetta written by Massager. Extremely pretty scenery and dresses. The singing was marvellous and so was the music. M. Jean Badès was in it.

Chambésy. A very pretty little village in the suburbs of Geneva. Grapes grow on nearly every house there. The village main street is a hill, steep and very narrow. There is a little old Catholic Church standing at the edge of the railway, and a lot of orchards, round Chambésy.

Switzerland journal October 17th 1936
Switzerland journal October 17th 1936

October 15th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1915. Britain declared war on Bulgaria
New Moon, 10.20 a.m.

Went to a little village on the top of a mountain. The village was Monnetier, in France. Went to bed early because I was tired. Bought a French Peasant doll at Monnetier.

Diary entry October 15th 1936

Switzerland journal October 15th 1936

Monnetier. A very pretty little village on the top of Salève, a mountain in France. There is a path up the mountain and it takes about 3/4 hours to climb up. It is very steep. There is a most wonderful view from the village. On one side is Geneva & the river Arve, lying far below in the valley, and on the other side is Mont Blanc and the Mole. I bought a little French doll in Savoie dress.

Switzerland journal October 15th 1936

October 12th 1936

Diary sub-note: Michaelmas Law Sittings begin
1915. Execution of Nurse Cavell

Went for a walk with Mlle Pâsch & the little ones. Started “The last days of Pompii” [sic] & finished the first front side of my knitting.

Diary entry October 12th 1936
‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ Edward Bulwer-Lytton