Diary sub-note: 1384. John Wycliffe, reformer, died Had a picnic in the snow. Skied[sic] for nearly 6 hours. There was a fancy dress dance & I was a Gypsy. We had a lovely dinner & danced up to 1.30. Had cards & things from daddie.
Diary sub-note: 1660. Royal Society established Skated in the morning. Skied[sic] in the afternoon. Wrote to Bobby. Finished my book. There was an ice carnival & I played ice hockey. Went to bed at 11.15“Little Ham” came too.
Diary sub-note: 1809. Gladstone born Skied[sic] in the morning & skated in the afternoon. Had tea & baths. Played cards after dinner.
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].