Monday, 20 June 1927
Fleece Inn, Boxford
The house a hive of industry. The carpenter from Stearns and Co. and bricklayers joined the painters and started work - also carpenter from Watson to put in hatching to lift of ?
Tuesday, 21 June
Life at the house very busy staking plants in herbaceous border.
Polly and I went to Ipswich in car.
Wednesday, 22 June
Lovely day - garden looking perfect. Johnny Evans turned up in his car and stayed about an hour and went back to Tom Reynold's house, Earls Colne. Messrs Hooker and Jekyll turned up after tea and went over the house with us and arranged many details.
Thursday, 23 June
Fleece Inn, Boxford - Edwardstone House
We moved all our belongings up to the house this morning. Polly's room with a carpet down. Pippa and Betty to sleep in the spare room. We put two wardrobes up by way of ? in small spare room as they could not be got up the stairs.
We feed in the boudoir - Polly went off to Sudbury in afternoon.
Friday, 24 June
Johnny Evans came over from Earls Colne in afternoon and was put to work in moving a bed up to the attic and fitting it up (my old barrack bedstead) - also to help in putting up Standard ?? net in the tennis courts.
Saturday, 25 June
Pippa, Betty and I went to Sudbury in the car in the morning to get various things. Very heavy in afternoon. Mr Wallam, the principal of the electric wiring firm, arrived to put up the electric lighting. Polly ran down in the car to Boxford in evening.
Sunday, 26 June
We none of us went to church or went outside the grounds. The engine of the electric installation was started to charge up the batteries which had been filled up and charged all day and all night very satisfactorily. We did a lot of work in the house.
Polly feels seedy. We had a fire in the smoking room all day.