Dated May 23rd (presumably 1937), Peggy sketched a landscape view, above a line-drawing of her school building in Switzerland. The landscape is entitled: ‘View from La Majolaine, Geneva’, and she has labelled various notable landmarks: Les Voirons (mountain), Cologny (municipality), L’aiguille verte (mountain), Le Mole (mountain), Mont Blanc (mountain), Petit Salève (mountain).There are also boatsContinue reading “Sketch of Peggy’s school & landscape”
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”
Thurs: Nov. 19. Neuchâtel. A town at the head of a lake and county* of that name. It is a very old town with a beautiful castle and catherderal[sic]. There are remains of an old Romain[sic] wall there. Morat.** Murten is a little town on the route Geneva – Neuchâtel. It is an old Romain[sic]Continue reading “Switzerland Journal November 19th 1936”
Thurs: Nov 12th. Colognie.*A pretty little village on the hills opposite la Mayolaine**. Lord Byron stayed there. We saw the house he stayed in _ where he wrote “Childe Harold” and “The Prisoner of Chillon”.There is a street named after him and also a stone laid for him.The village is a very picturesque little placeContinue reading “Switzerland journal November 12th 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1407. Duke of Orleans assassinated There were lots of pictures of David.Went into the town with Mlle Pasch & Leslie. Daddie sent me £2 which I had changed in the town. Bought a doll for Joy & a choc caldron* for Mlle Hartmann. *Miss-spelling of cauldron. The smashing of chocolate cauldrons is aContinue reading “November 23rd 1936”
Diary sub-note: 1558. Queen Mary I died Went for a walk to Viola Viedt’s* house. Had letters from Jeanne Knight, mummie & daddie. *Viola Veidt was the daughter of Conrad Veidt, a well known German actor.
Diary sub-note: 1918. Maubeuge and Mons recaptured Had my hair done. It rained hard most of the afternoon. There was new snow on the Mole.* *Le Môle is a mountain in the Chablais Alps that is visible from Geneva. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_M%C3%B4le
Diary sub-note: 22nd [Sunday] after Trinity 1624. John Milton died Wrote to Jeanne Knight & Joy. Wrote the new address on daddie’s letter for the first time. It pelted with rain all day. Leslie & I went to church alone & met Mlle & Joan there with the car.
Sat: Nov 7th. Maison Genevoise.Art exhibition of the products of Geneva – wirelesses, crayons, chocolates, paintings, photographs, pottery, furniture, and many other things that are made in Geneva.
Britannicus.A play written by Jean Racine in 1669. It is a Tragedy in 5 acts. The scene takes place in the palace of Nero in Rome. The play is about Nero, who falls in love with Junie, the fiancée of his half brother, Britannicus. He takes Britannicus prioner and later sees that his mother –Continue reading “Switzerland journal November 5th 1936”