October 3rd 1936

Diary sub-note: 1691. Surrender of Limerick
S.R. 7.3, S.S. 6.34

Had first drawing lesson. Went to have our hair done, washed & set, in the afternoon.

Diary entry October 3rd 1936

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a Newfoundland. THE NEWFOUNDLAND. He sprang into popularity in 1830, when Sir Edwin Landseer painted the famous picture “A Member of the Humane Society.” Known in his native country for countless generations, his stock is responsible for the Labrador and flat-coated retriever. Dignified and benevolent, he is a good water dog, and has gained a reputation for life saving. There are two varieties, the Greater and Lesser. Colouring usually all black or may be black and white.

October 1st 1936

Diary sub-note: Pheasant Shooting begins
1918. Capture of St. Quentin and Damascus

Didn’t do gym. Went to Annemasse, in France. Saw Mt Blanc for the first time. The biggest mountain in Europe. Painted in the evening & sang while Marjorie played.

Diary entry October 1st 1936

Switzerland journal October 1st 1936

Annemasse. A very pretty town in France, the opposite direction from Ferney. Is situated at the foot of a mountain. About 2 kilometers away from the French customs on the border.

Geneva. (Genève) An International town situated at the west (the beginning) of Lake Léman, where the river Rhône joins the lake. The League of Nations is there. Geneva has the biggest water spout in Europe – La Jet d’Eau. Geneva is a gateway into Switzerland. It is surrounded by the Jura mountains. The Red Cross Association was started in Geneva. The British Delegates for the League stay at the Carlton Parc Hotel, on a hill opposite the new League Palace. Geneva is visited by many well known & Great People.

Switzerland journal October 1st 1936
Switzerland journal October 1st 1936

September 26th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1750. Admiral Collingwood born
S.R. 6.52, S.S.6.5

Had lessons in the morning. Went out to the town with Mlle Hartmann. Had tea at La Grande Passage. Went to watch the riding at the school we are going to ride at.

Diary entry September 26th 1936

Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of a West Highland White Terrier: WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER. Of all the types of Scottish Terriers, this one resembles most closely the original of them all, the Cairn. The main difference, in fact, is the colour. The West Highland is supposed to have originated from some chance puppies born white in a Cairn litter, whereupon someone had the idea that a white Cairn would be better distinguishable when working. He is a very delightful little dog, and is deservedly popular. His ‘prick’ ears give him a cocky appearance, and usually go up after teething. If he has a fault it is an inclination to ‘nerviness.’