Monday, 29 November
Lyd Valley House - Christ’s Hospital
A wild night. Everyone overslept, and Wilma had to come up and waken Miss George.
Miss G drove us down to the ford. We were met there in a hired car with Ray in it and went on to Lydford station where he saw me into the train for CH and they then drove on to Bridestowe.
I reached CH about 6 o’clock and Oswald met me at the station. I got a great welcome from Pippa and the children. They have all had colds and coughs and don’t look up to much.
The electric light and the hot water is a great luxury and the house looks unbelievably clean.
Mabel rang up.
Tuesday, 30 November
Very cold day.Felt very tired and didn’t get up till the middle of the morning. Took a short walk in the afternoon. Everyone rather all overish.
Wednesday, 1 December
Went into Horsham to get my hair waved at Blondel. They did it very well.I got there a many-coloured coat to make up for Alice’s Xmas present.
Thursday, 2 December
Drove into Horsham with Pippa and got some books to send to Betty’s children who are laid up with flu.
Friday, 3 December
Philippa and Nicky in bed all morning. I took James out with me on his bike.
In the afternoon, Mrs McHappie [?] came to tea.
Saturday, 4 December
Caught 11.23 train to Brighton and lunched and had tea with Reg who is just over flu. We had a very long talk over his own affairs mostly, which are very tangled and troubled, but also about Lyd and Wilma.
I caught the 5.55 back to CH and walked up from the station in lovely moonlight.
Rang up Bets and heard that Hester had been back in bed with a temp of 104, but was normal again.
Sunday, 5 December
Stayed in bed for breakfast, and went with Oswald to morning chapel.
In the afternoon we all three went to a concert of Christmas music given by the Phebus singers in the Great Hall.
Oswald is on Home Guard fire duty tonight.