February 9th 1936

Diary sub-note: Septuagesmia*1874. Michelet, French historian, died Wrote to Susan. David & I were alone in the Sundays school class. Went for a walk & I walked with Mlle. Miss Johnstone took prep. Miss Boyle read to us out of one of the Grey Owls books.** Listened in on the wireless to a famous cellist.Continue reading “February 9th 1936”

February 6th 1936

Diary sub-note: 1685. Charles II died I was given the blame of the IV form for something I didn’t do & I was sent out of the room for it by Miss Vincent. Played very badly in games (point). Made pipes. Lavender brought me a marvellous picture of David & gave me a few others.

January 2nd 1936

Diary sub-note: 18. Ovis and Livy died* Went skating. Saw Mrs Schlund’s friend. Saw “Boucles d’ore”** (Curly Top). Had letter from Anne Harrison & Mrs Miller. Wrote to Anne Harrison. *Ovid and Livy were famous Roman historians and poets. Ovid wrote the metamorphoses, which tells the story from the creation through to the death ofContinue reading “January 2nd 1936”

January 1st 1936

Diary sub-note: New Year’s Day. Bank Holiday in ScotlandDog and Annual Motor Licences renewable 1909. Old Age Pensions inaugurated. Moon: First Quarter, 3.15pm. “7.30 got up. Took Diane out. Went to the Bastille & Musée Grévin with Mrs Schlund. Pierre’s friend came. Had on the wireless after dinner.”