Friday, April 1, 2011

Week of 21 January 1929

Monday, 21 January
Edwardstone House
We were all called late so did not get off in car till 7.40 am: Lil, Betty, Roddy and Marcus Goodboody. I got them in to Colchester station in time to get some tea and cakes and catch the 8.21 am train for town.
In the evening Betty and Polly  called us up from 15 Pelham Crescent and told us that Reg Burns (Bruce?) was offering Polly and me a passage to South Africa and back, to start on February 1st. Tremendous excitement of Pippa. This should do Polly a very great deal of good.
Tuesday, 22 January
I drove to Colchester station and caught the 8.42 train to town. Had haircut, visited Cox and Co. On to 15 Pelham Crescent. Found Polly still in bed but she got up for lunch. Had talk about the arrangements to be made for the South African trip. Polly looks very seedy but is better than a few days ago. Lunched with Gran and Mabel and Polly.
Went to A and N Stores to get clothes, and to goldsmiths and silversmiths about Polly's diamonds to be cleaned and a stone repaired.
Late arriving in Colchester. Horrible drive back in thick fog.
Pippa spent a very quiet day alone.

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