Monday, 28 February 1927
Had a wire from Mr Powell asking us to come in afternoon instead of morning. Went for a walk with Mr Britten to Flatford Mill before lunch. After lunch we motored to Edwardstone House and went carefully over the house and grounds with Mr and Mrs Powell - and had tea before we left.
On our return we washed the car before putting it away.
Tuesday, 1 March
East Bergholt - London
Motored to Ipswich - went to H.A. Cobbe's office - found him out - explained to his sister the situation, and about cottage and meadows.
Met Leslie in Ipswich. Back to lunch - 20 1/2 miles. We motored to Colchester in afternoon and left the car at a garage where the mud guard could be mended. We went up to town - Underground from Liverpool St to South Kensington. Polly stayed at 15 Pelham Court and I stayed at 88 Onslow Gardens, South Kensington SW7. Quite a good room at 8/- per day including (continental) breakfast. Dined at 15 PC.
Wednesday, 2 March
I attended a meeting of the Regiment History Committee at the Horse Guards. Polly and I went in afternoon to G. Tooth at 37 Lincoln Inn Fields about the procedure to be adopted in offering for a house.
I went to see the Farsons and Enid at 42 Egerton Court after tea there. Met Kenny Fryer there, also a Mr Frank Grey.
Thursday, 3 March
London - East Bergholt
I went to the Ideal Home Exhibition at Olympia and before that to Harrods to a ? Lunched at 15 Pelham Court. Polly and I came down by 3.16 train from Liverpool St to Colchester. Got our car out and drove to East Bergholt. Went for a walk after tea.
Friday, 4 March
We motored to Ipswich and had an interview with Mr H,A. Cobbe about Edwardstone House, then visited Woodcock and Sons, another house agent. Then to Frenton to the Fryers and we had a talk with Kitty who looked ever so much better, but still in bed and very weak. Back to lunch - then motored to see Heath Lodge, Dedham. No-one at home - no good for us. Had tea with Mr and Mrs Britten. Lt. Col. and Mrs M. Halford also there. Wrote to Cobbe of Ipswich making an offer for Edwardstone House - Had capital letter from Betty today.
Saturday, 5 March
We went up to town to be present at Daniel Negley Farson's christening at the Savoy Chapel. Motored to Colchester and took 10.31 train up - Polly lunched at Hampstead with the Reynolds. I visited the Exhibition of Belgian and Flemish pictures at Burlington House, the last day of the exhibition. We all met at the Savoy Chapel at 4 pm. Enid and I were godparents - service conducted by Rev. Chapman. Afterwards we gathered at 42 Egerton Crescent for tea. I proposed the health of Daniel. We gave a ? of ? and a spoon.
Polly and I dined in the train (7.42 from Liverpool St) and drove from Colchester.
Sunday, 6 March
Polly and I went to church here in the morning - a good sermon from Rev. Stows, the rector.
We went to tea with Col. and Mrs M. Halford at West Lodge, and afterwards went for a walk. A cold day.