Monday, 25 April 1927
News about Kitty about the same. Pippa and Betty went off with Owen Reynolds about 9.15 am for London via Cambridge in his car. Polly and I motored to Boxford. Polly interviewed about a servant at Coe, the Cobblers - then to Edwardstone House to see the "handyman" carpenter about faggots and garden. We were asked by W.J.R Ellinger to be allowed to tender for electric lighting - then to Edwardstone to see a temporary cook and charwoman. After lunch to Ipswich to get a cheque cashed. Visited Ransomes about mowing machines and Eastern Counties Farmers Co-op (Mr W.H. Crates) about machines, tools, etc. Then to Freston, saw Kitty - looking about the same - had tea - Kenny rectified carburettor for us.
A walk before dinner.
Tuesday, 26 April
I went round the car with the grease can in the morning. After lunch I motored to Freston and spent the afternoon there, returning about 7 pm, as Kenny had gone up to London and I could be at hand to help to move Kitty if required. Kitty was rather wretched and we moved her. After tea she was better. I talked to her for some time.
Wednesday, 27 April
Polly and I to Colchester station. She went up to town by 9.36 train. I took car to garage - carburettor trouble - but this was not put quite right so on my return to East Bergholt had to go to another garage. I cleaned the engine etc. in afternoon.
Rang up Leslie - was told that Kitty had slept fairly well - right lung more affected - pulse spasmodic and not healthy - fairly comfortable though.
I did not go over to see her today. We received estimates for electric lights.
Thursday, 28 April
I motored over to Freston in morning and sat with Kitty, who was about the same; comfortable, rather flushed.
In afternoon I went for a long walk to Shotley. Polly rang me up on telephone and said they would not come back today as arranged, but tomorrow instead.
Friday, 29 April
I motored over to Freston and Kenny and I sat with Kitty for quite half an hour and talked. She was feeling much better, I am told, and the doctor when he saw her yesterday evening was quite surprised to find an improvement.
I stopped to lunch at Freston and came back about 3 pm. I started the engine of the car to set off to Colchester about 6.15 pm and found it making a very queer noise and great vibration and feared it might be risky to use it - sent Mr Tricker with his Ford car to fetch them from the station.
Saturday, 30 April
We found nothing wrong with the car. Polly and I went for a walk in the afternoon. After tea motored to Freston. We found Kitty very ? and talking about death. Polly stayed with her for some time. Dr Titterson paid his daily visit while we were there.
Sunday, 1 May
Polly and I to church in morning. Mr Ellinger of Edwardstone came by appointment at 2.30 to talk to us about Kohler Light.
Polly, Pippa and I in the car to Freston. Pippa drove the car and did very well. We found Kitty looking better and had a talk. Then on to Sproughton and had tea with Bertie and Evelyn Cobbold. Polly and I had a walk before dinner.
Betty stayed indoors today with a cold.