4th of February 1985
* Today at 11am my Mum, the writer of the journals that this project shares extracts of, passed away. This project is now over. *
3rd of February 1985
2nd of February 1985
I ended up reading and listening to the music. Gerald had a nose bleed which worried me no end.
1st of February 1985
Gerald was late and I was just getting anxious. We had a our fish & chips tea. Tony called with a proposition!
31st of January 1985
Up at 7am as it was my day at work. I was busy all the time which I enjoyed, although the shop wasn't as full
30th of January 1985
I wasn't in a work mood really so I didn't achieve much. I got the bedrooms done. Jane went back to school early so I went to Bertha's early
29th of January 1985
It was milder which was fortunate as the boiler had gone out. Jane came with us to Keep Fit so it cost me two fees!
28th of January 1985
Most of the snow had gone and it was quite windy. I did the washing and it dried on my lines.
27th of January 1985
Made it to church where I read the OT lesson. We had the last Christmas pudding for lunch. We had a nice quiet afternoon as we all needed it
26th of January 1985
I went into the service - thoroughly enjoyed. It was a nice service which some of the guides performed in. Jane of course being one of them.
25th of January 1985
It was still covered in snow but warmer and thawing. Lynda took me to Sainsburys then Gerald took Mam to the post office
24th of January 1985
I had a better night with horlicks and pills
23rd of January 1985
It was bright but cold... I went to choir with Anne and we had a good sine on some nice new songs.
22nd of January 1985
Gerald rang to say he could come home so Margaret took me to collect him. The fact that I could relax meant I flopped
21st of January 1985
20th of January 1985
Jane took ages to clean the rabbit out and to crown it all wasn't back from the guide practice until ten to one. Altogether frustrating.
19th of January 1985
Jane got me mad by being lazy - again!
18th of January 1985
There had been no more snow. Jane and I went to see Gerald who has had his nose done again so was confirmed to bed. I didn't sleep well
17th of January 1985
Tony took Jane and I to the hospital, Anne and Dorothy had been to see him. He has to have his drain tube put in again
16th of January 1985
It was still snowing so I went to the shop for Mam... Tony took Jane and I to the hospital at night and this time he came up with us
15th of January 1985
I went off early to Beverley Road Vol. Hosp. and slipped on my bottom on the way... Gerald rang to say he can't come out yet.
14th of January 1985
Jane was late in for lunch as she was playing about in the snow, so I was cross as I had to go off to a meeting at the library
13th of January 1985
I had the best night's sleep for ages, could be the gin! We woke up to snow which Jane liked. She made a snowman.
12th of January 1985
Gerald and I went to the hospital and he had to stay in Ward 11. Jane and I went to see Gerald at night and he had had his operation about 4
11th of January 1985
Gerald decided to go the doctors, he has to go to the Casualty Dept at HRI tomorrow. We had a quiet evening
10th of January 1985
Gerald decided to stay at home which didn't surprise me. I went to the Post Office and was kept busy which I enjoyed
9th of January 1985
Gerald came in from work and as he couldn't bear his glasses on, he went straight to bed after tea. He couldn't rest well there either.
8th of January 1985
A definite covering of snow. Jane went back to school. I did the rest of the ironing and then prepared the notes for our meeting
7th of January 1985
6th of January 1985
5th of January 1985
We got all the decorations down and put away. Gerald put some extra wire on the T.V. which is much better. We had a nice lazy afternoon
4th of January 1985
It was snowing as we came home. We had our fish and chip tea... Gerald has a painful nose which may be a boil.
3rd of January 1985
2nd of January 1985
Mam treat us to lunch at Skeltons. After lunch the man came with the new T.V. Mam rang to say her chimney was on fire.
1st of January 1985
It was wet and miserable. We had a tipsy casserole for lunch which was nice. I had a nice conversation with Anne and most of the others.
31st of December 1984
Went to town to spend our Christmas money. We went to Freda & Erics for our usual New Years Eve party which was nice. We got home about 1am
30th of December 1984
I did the ironing while we were watching "Star Wars" it took 1.5 hours. I was tired.
29th of December 1984
28th of December 1984
We had our fish and chip tea and then Jane went to a guide practice which ended up at Beverleys. Kay brought her home.
27th of December 1984
Lynda, John & Ian came in at the same time as Hazel, John & Laura which was a bit hectic as Ian brought his big trak which is noisy
26th of December 1984
Freda, Eric and Nanna came for tea, Beverley brought them, we had a nice time and they went home at eleven. Gerald took them.
25th of December 1984
We had a nice lunch which we didn't finish until 3.30. We then sat and watched two televisions! It seemed to be a long evening.
24th of December 1984
Gerald and I went to Christmas communion. Jane was too excited to sleep and was in bed with us at 4am!
23rd of December 1984
We went to the christingle service in church which as usual was very nice. We took Lilian Smith and then we all went to their house
22nd of December 1984
21st of December 1984
We got the decorations up and also the cards. Then we collapsed!
20th of December 1984
Jane had gone to Mam's but came home to help with the papers which didn't take long
19th of December 1984
Gerald and I went to the School caretakers dinner at the University. It was a nice meal and a good disco. We got home at 12.15
18th of December 1984
We had a very hectic morning at the post office so we were late leaving. Mrs Seaman took me to Hessle and I went to the library
17th of December 1984
I went to Hull Royal and my eye pressure was up so I've to have an extra drop. Anne rang whilst I was washing and I had a mini-flood.
16th of December 1984
We opened our cards after lunch and then went to see Bertha on our way home with Mam. Jane has a nasty cold.
15th of December 1984
Fortunately we were ready early as they started to arrive about 4.30! However we had a good time and they all enjoyed their meal.
14th of December 1984
After lunch I made two trifles and had a nice quiet read. We all went into the town to see the lights and do Jane's shopping.
13th of December 1984
I was a bit strung up so Jane copped it! She went to Pathfinders party and I went to Connies where we had a bit of 'agro'
12th of December 1984
Anne took me and a new lady (Doreen) to choir. We were working hard and I couldn't sing very well.
11th of December 1984
10th of December 1984
Went to St Victors mission as we were catering for a dance class party. It was good. I won a prize in their raffle.
9th of December 1984
I was writing Christmas cards which took all the afternoon. Jane was supposed to be helping me!
8th of December 1984
7th of December 1984
6th of December 1984
Uncle Ernie took me and Mrs Burns to the YPI for our concert as Margaret and Edna could not go. It was good.
5th of December 1984
Anne and I went to choir where we worked very hard
4th of December 1984
Margaret took us all in the car to the Weir Hotel for our M.U. Xmas Dinner which was lovely - 27 of us went
3rd of December 1984
Jane went back to school and made a Christmas boot filled with mince etc in cookery
2nd of December 1984
I made two fruit loaves which look all right. Jane and I watched the film on T.V. in the afternoon and I read quite a bit of my book
1st of December 1984
We didn't go the the Barn dance but we had bought tickets. I enjoyed the rest better
30th of November 1984
Jane got up after lunch but didn't get dressed. We had a nice quiet afternoon.
29th of November 1984
Mam stayed until 7.30 and I was very grateful. I was very tired but had a better night
28th of November 1984
27th of November 1984
It was our M.U. party which was good. We had several people doing things including Ada doing some dialect reading
26th of November 1984
A bad start - I broke my tooth so I went to Hessle and unfortunately I can't have it repaired until tomorrow afternoon!
25th of November 1984
I put the cream and icing on my cake. Then I made a Christmas pud and did I have a problem, but eventually it looked O.K.
24th of November 1984
23rd of November 1984
Gerald went to have his hair cut and I went to Lyndas for a coffee. We had our fish and chip tea and then we were all in for a change
22nd of November 1984
Gerald was working overtime and then he went to Synod so I had a nice quiet read. I got a card from Bertha with a P.S. from Anne
21st of November 1984
I went into town and got a lot of my Christmas shopping done. We took Jane to the Health Centre to have her stitches out
20th of November 1984
19th of November 1984
Went to the post office and I had a nice busy morning doing all sorts of things. After lunch I got the washing done and got it dried inside
18th of November 1984
We went to church and I read the old testament lesson. We stayed for a cup of tea. After lunch we baked the Christmas Cake and it looks O.K.
17th of November 1984
16th of November 1984
We had our fish and chip tea and then I went with Lynda to a clothes party at Julies. I bought a dress for Jane out of my wages!
15th of November 1984
I went to the post office and had a good time doing all kinds of jobs. Had my lunch and waited for the papers
14th of November 1984
the phone rang which I ignored. It was school to say Jane had cut her leg. Mrs Mather took us to the hospital and she had 3 stitches
13th of November 1984
I was off again to an enrolling members meeting at Joan Bowers which was nice. After tea we all went to Keep Fit this week
12th of November 1984
We had our tea - mince hotpot which was very tasty. Finally Jane went to guides and I went to a Social Committee meeting
11th of November 1984
My day. Very nice too. Went for lunch at Fergus which we enjoyed. Irene made me a nice cake for my birthday, She didn't put 50 candles on!
10th of November 1984
We had chicken chasseur which was nice. Called at Louies with things for the Christmas Fair.
9th of November 1984
8th of November 1984
Man came in with Gerald and we went to our concert which was good. Gerald and Jane went to Kingston to look round.
7th of November 1984
I typed Tony's First Day Cover envelopes which fitted in my portable typewriter O.K. Anne took me to choir and we started on Christmas songs
6th of November 1984
We went to look round Sydney Smith school and I don't know what I feel about it, it's so big.
5th of November 1984
After tea we took Jane to the Bonfire and fireworks at Walton Street and it was a nice evening but a bit muddy. We had fish and chips
4th of November 1984
They had got the onions ready for pickling, and they did smell.
3rd of November 1984
2nd of November 1984
Mam came for tea and then we all went to the West Hull gang show which was very good although we had to move our seats to see
1st of November 1984
31st of October 1984
Pat came to set my hair and she trimmed Janes. I did some sewing jobs and then we went to see Bertha who is all right
30th of October 1984
We took Mam to Hornsea after lunch and although it was damp we enjoyed it. Lynda and I went to Keep Fit
28th of October 1984
Mam stayed for lunch and tea and I did the washing and got it dried indoors. Mam went home at 7-o clock so that we could settle down
27th of October 1984
We went to Bridlington and had a lovely breezy walk on the pier. We had a nice fish and chip tea at the Trawl restaurant
26th of October 1984
I had to go back to the shop later as they had charged me £4.65 for a bag of sugar! I had no trouble getting my money back fortunately
25th of October 1984
to the post office again and we were very busy. I made a blob I think, but confessed to it. I got my wages. took Jane to her school social.
24th of October 1984
I called with a parcel for Lena and nearly came a cropper having got stuck in a rut.
23rd of October 1984
I went to Division Road again and we were much busier. I can now use the photo copier and I sell things too.
22nd of October 1984
We had Jane's quiche for tea which was OK. She went to Guides and I went to a house group at Connie's. Mam was in a giggly mood.
21st of October 1984
Gerald was working on the radiator most of the day and finally got it connected up. We put the heating on to see if it worked and it did.
20th of October 1984
Gerald got my towel rail put up and the boiler corner done. We had celery & cheese for tea which was nice.
19th of October 1984
we went to the Barn Dance at church which was good. We had George Bell and his records. We had bread, cheese and pickles for our supper
18th of October 1984
I went with Margaret and Edna to the Theatre to see "Cinderella" with the Scottish Ballet which was excellent. Very colourful
17th of October 1984
Mam and I went to the school harvest festival which was good. It then started to rain and I had to go and see Bertha who appears to be OK
16th of October 1984
Jane and I went to the library and then Stephanie came to play. Gerald was working overtime and then I went to Keep Fit
15th of October 1984
Gerald took Jane to guides and she made some more sweets which they sold. I went to Connies for our study group and it was good
14th of October 1984
it took us until past half past three to finish the wall. I am highly delighted with the finished result
13th of October 1984
We had our chicken casserole for our evening meal which was good.
12th of October 1984
11th of October 1984
I went to Berthas and I was reprimanded for being late! Gerald was painting. The papers were very late coming
10th of October 1984
I did some mending and Gerald was putting undercoat on. Eventually he got the ceiling painted and the door stained.
9th of October 1984
Gerald was doing the sliding door and I did the ironing which was a bit drawn out. Then I boiled some beetroot which looks O.K.
8th of October 1984
Jane stayed at school for lunch as it was the computer club. I went to help get the tables ready for the harvest supper.
7th of October 1984
Jane and I got our summers and winters changed in the trunk. Gerald got the sliding door off and we got all the old wallpaper off
6th of October 1984
We had a tipsy casserole for lunch and it was good. We went down Hessle Road shopping after lunch
5th of October 1984
Margaret took me to town and it took us a long time. However I got all the bills etc paid. Gerald took the altar cloth to Bentleys for me.
4th of October 1984
Went to St. James' Sutton to the Deanery Communion and it was a lovely service. They had provided a good spread.
3rd of October 1984
Anne picked me up for choir as we had a heavy thunder storm. A lovely rainbow.
2nd of October 1984
I did several odd jobs and then went (not very willingly) to church to help wash the windows.
1st of October 1984
Jane made cornish pasties at school which we had for tea and they were good.
30th of September 1984
Gerald was putting skirting board on in the kitchenette and it took some doing. After tea he started some red and white wine
29th of September 1984
28th of September 1984
27th of September 1984
The papers came at 11-20 and I folded them before lunch. Delivery took me longer as I kept having chats to people!
26th of September 1984
Gerald took Jane and Lisa to their school Social and Mr Jelley brought them home. I went to choir with Anne and it was good.
25th of September 1984
24th of September 1984
23rd of September 1984
He then mended his trousers and did the wine. I typed the stencil for the harvest supper tickets.
22nd of September 1984
I was on the cake stall with Bunny & Janet. We took £35.61. It was for Keith Benzies. Gerald split his trousers.
21st of September 1984
Got a bit of a shock as there was a brown envelope on the mat! However it was for Vol. Hospitals.
20th of September 1984
Gerald was working overtime and then had to go to Synod so it was a bit of a rush. There were some good programmes on TV
19th of September 1984
Went to choir with Anne and we do work hard. Marcus came but no Joseph. Eileen brought me some good apples
18th of September 1984
I got the ironing done and then got my notes prepared for the MU meeting. We had Mrs Whittaker of Social Concern and I thought she was good
17th of September 1984
I went down Hessle Road to return some material to Boyes and to do some shopping.
16th of September 1984
Gerald was making my plinth, Jane was chopping wood and I made two fruit loaves. It was very dull, I mean the weather.
15th of September 1984
We took Mam to Comet on Clough Road and she got a kettle and clock radio. We got a radio too so I was pleased
14th of September 1984
Jane came home for lunch and then I went to town, mainly for a chest X-ray. I was surprised how many people were there.
13th of September 1984
The papers didn't come until 2-15pm so I was late getting them delivered. I missed Jane!
12th of September 1984
went to get a present for Barbara and Gordon, which I managed at Carmichaels. A Limoges wall plaque. I hope they like it.
11th of September 1984
Jane went back to school. I went on the MU outing to Epworth to John Wesley's house. A bit of a disappointing trip as we were back by 4.45
10th of September 1984
Gerald called for my drops and went to Blood Donors but they couldn't take any.
9th of September 1984
I stewed some plums, apples and brambles for tea. I did half an hours weeding. Gerald and Jane planted the bulbs.
8th of September 1984
7th of September 1984
We were up early as I was going to the dedication service for the banner. Jane went to Mams and obviously was good.
6th of September 1984
Jane helped me to deliver the papers - and bingo cards too - and we got them done nice and early. We were both reading
5th of September 1984
After lunch Jane and I went to Mams for the afternoon and it was nice.
4th of September 1984
After lunch I went with Jane to Blisters for a couple of hours skating which she enjoyed and really I enjoyed it too.
3rd of September 1984
2nd of September 1984
It was our flowers for Gerald's Mam's birthday. It was very warm and Jane and I were sunbathing while Gerald mended the garage roof.
1st of September 1984
After lunch we went to Gipsyville, then Gerald was moving stones again. Later we picked some of Edna's beans and all blanched and froze them
31st of August 1984
Gerald had to go to HRI for his check up - he was OK. We went to do our shopping at Sainsburys. I had about 40p left!
30th of August 1984
Boiled John's beetroot and made a cake. Jane took Mam some apples and beans from Edna's. Margaret called did we want any fish?
29th of August 1984
28th of August 1984
We sat in the garden until teatime then had sausages and our potatoes. Edna called later before they go away on holiday
27th of August 1984
26th of August 1984
25th of August 1984
Had to go to the butchers as my dripping had gone mouldy
24th of August 1984
23rd of August 1984
Gerald was working overtime, then we had our tea and took Mam to Sainsburys to do our shopping. We weren't too long
22nd of August 1984
Got a card from Jane. Stewart brought me a lovely bunch of gladioli. Elizabeth, Ken & children called. Edna invited us to go for the evening
21st of August 1984
I made a cake for the afternoon tea. Went to the tea and unfortunately there weren't many there. Freda let me know the guides are OK
20th of August 1984
the washer went bang. Fortunately it dried the wet clothes as it was hot. Mam came to tea and Gerald took us to Hessle
19th of August 1984
After lunch we went to Withernsea and arrived at two ish. We sat out in the sun until tea time and Eric was telling us his medical history
18th of August 1984
We went to Hessle to buy a present for Gladys & Gordon. We got a china bell. We went to Barbara's for a very nice, if noisy, party.
17th of August 1984
16th of August 1984
I started to get Jane's camp stuff ready and realised I hadn't made a sheet bag - it took me over an hour.
15th of August 1984
We then went to see Freda and Eric and had a sit in the sunshine in their garden. We got back for tea and then we peeled some baking apples
14th of August 1984
I made a cake which doesn't look up to my usual standard. I finished the iron in while Jane watched TV and played monopoly.
13th of August 1984
12th of August 1984
We picked Mam up at 11.45 and she treat us to a nice meal at Fergus. It was early for her birthday
11th of August 1984
The sea was a lovely blue and the yachts looked smashing. There was a demonstration of air sea rescue with a helicopter and the life boat
10th of August 1984
I was very restless. We watched quite a good film and then I watched James Last playing Beatles music which I did enjoy
9th of August 1984
8th of August 1984
The day none of us like - the journey home. Went to the shops for Anne a present then had coffee and left.
7th of August 1984
we all went to Esthwaite (where we went last year) & had a barbecue which caused a lot of fun. The food got a bit well done but who cares?
6th of August 1984
After soup and sardines we went to Boot to the Galleries an to look around Eskdale Corn Mill. Fortunately it was fine.
5th of August 1984
Unfortunately the wind caused problems with the Hot Air Balloons not being able to fly. They did get several of them inflated
4th of August 1984
Then we went to a show at High Haume and Anne bought a Carlton dish & knife for 10p!
3rd of August 1984
I was looking for some beads for Mam but couldn't find any. We had pork chops etc for our meal. We watched "A town like Alice"
2nd of August 1984
I had the best nights sleep for ages. To Ulverston. We were in time to see the Laurel and Hardy Parade when a lot of Americans were there
1st of August 1984
to the Garden Festival at Liverpool which we enjoyed very much although there were a great many people there. it was very warm
31st of July 1984
We went to Millom to the Time Out exhibition and then for a cup of tea and a cake at the Garden Centre at Haverigg. It was very nice
30th of July 1984
after having lunch at Gargrave, we arrived at Broughton at 3.30pm. We had a cup of tea in the garden and then I went into the village
29th of July 1984
I was getting the clothes ready for our holidays. I always get hot and bothered about it.
28th of July 1984
After tea I did the ironing while listening to music and Gerald was making more fence panels! Tony called for his instructions
26th of July 1984
Jane's first day of holiday. Had a bit of a worry as Gerald came home early with a pain. However Dr M examined him and pronounced him fit
25th of July 1984
I was in one of my lazy moods so I just managed to dust downstairs in between watching TV & reading! Jane got certificate of merit for maths
24th of July 1984
We had a nice afternoon with a strawberry tea with scones. Unfortunately we had to send for the ambulance as Hilda was ill
23rd of July 1984
Lynda took me to Slights for strawberries but they had none left. However Gerald took me to Park House Farm, Beverley and we picked 11 lbs
22nd of July 1984
Mam came for tea to get her away from Mr Myers problems. We enjoyed it.
21st of July 1984
We had our lunch and then I took Gerald's trousers down Hessle Road to clean and repair. He and Peter got a good start on the fence posts
20th of July 1984
Called at Mam's which our spare kettle and brought hers home for Gerald to look at.
19th of July 1984
18th of July 1984
After lunch I went to get some fruit and a "Smash Hits" for Jane and then had a very lazy afternoon watching t.v.
17th of July 1984
Did some baking for my afternoon meeting and it wasn't altogether successful. Then went to see Edna for an hour which we both enjoyed
16th of July 1984
Jane got a very good report. We went to the guides open evening, which was very enjoyable - pity more parents weren't there. The usual ones
15th of July 1984
A bad start to St Swithens. It was raining. However it cleared up later. Gerald made his marmalade and Jane made some buns.
14th of July 1984
13th of July 1984
After tea we emptied Hamish and there was £18.46 in: a nice bit towards the holiday petrol
12th of July 1984
Jane went to Calvert Lane to re-do her fire fighting badge which she didn't finish because of whooping cough. Thunder and lightning.
11th of July 1984
I went out for a meal with the choir at the Pearson Park Hotel which was all right but not exceptional
10th of July 1984
Mam came for lunch and went to Sports Day which Blues won, but Jane didn't help much!
9th of July 1984
Sad news that there had been a fire at York Minster. Did the washing and it all dried very well
8th of July 1984
We had to pick Jane up from Raywell and they had enjoyed a lovely weekend. She had a bath and slept well. There was a mild thunderstorm
7th of July 1984
We had our lunch and then went across to the Garden Party which went very well. There were quite a lot there.
6th of July 1984
Jane was off as she wasn't going on the school outing. After tea we took her, Suzanne and Helen to Raywell for a camp. It looked smashing
5th of July 1984
I had a phone call rom Anne about a trip to Liverpool. I rang Mam. Got some odds and ends washed and then got all done and dusted upstairs.
4th of July 1984
3rd of July 1984
Lynda had problems with some new born kittens. The man came to service the boiler and we had a nice chat about the countryside.
2nd of July 1984
Jane came in with a list of food she needs for the weekend camp.
1st of July 1984
Went on the coach to York Minster for the ordination of Anne, David Urquhart and Keith Hudson. It was spoilt by not being able to hear.
30th of June 1984
We went to Heather and Christopher Dixon's wedding at All Saints and she looked nice. They had a sunny day. The reception was at Darley's.
29th of June 1984
We had our tea, with some of our own strawberries. Gerald was mending Jane's organ - why I ask myself!
28th of June 1984
Jane was staying lunch as she had a guitar practice; the first one since the teachers strikes. Got the papers done by 2.30pm.
27th of June 1984
Mam sewed my nightie. We cleaned the kitchenette shelves. After lunch I went with Anne to see Bertha who was much better.
26th of June 1984
very much enjoyed the visit to Mary Sumner House... the chapel was peaceful and cool. The service in Westminster Abbey was lovely
25th of June 1984
Gerald went to pick Mam up to come and stay. I packed my food up for the London trip.
24th of June 1984
Ron and Edna took us to Elizabeths for Claires christening and it was a very nice party. Claire cried all the time the Vicar was holding her
23rd of June 1984
Gerald was at work and Jane can washing at guides. I was making pastry which was a problem and a tipsy casserole.
22nd of June 1984
Lynda took us to the baths and Ian passed his 400 metres. We had our fish and chip tea and then went to look round the new "Homebase" DIY
21st of June 1984
Jane went to play in a guitar concert at Stephenson Court. Deans Mam took her and Stephanie.
20th of June 1984
Anne and Barbara came for a meal and then Gerald took them to hospital. We had a lot of thunder and lightening. I did ALL the washing up!
19th of June 1984
18th of June 1984
Jane came home for lunch and let herself in. I went to HRI for my eye test and the pressure was OK. The clinic was very stuffy and tedious!
17th of June 1984
We went to pick Jane up at 6 o'clock and she didn't look so dirty. They had had a good time and the weather wasn't too bad
16th of June 1984
We went to see Freda and Eric at the caravan and were sitting in the sun. Gerald and Eric played pool and we had a game of bingo
15th of June 1984
we got the rucksack and bedding roll sorted out and then had tea. We had to leave the pots as they had to be at church at 5.45
14th of June 1984
It was a lovely sunny day. I went to vote on my way to Bertha's. My ribs ached presumably from sneezing.
13th of June 1984
Pat came to do my hair at 9 so it was all systems go. I got the new doors and windows washed. It was very sticky. Then I started sneezing
12th of June 1984
We went to Esholt (Emmerdale village) and the sun shone. We saw the pub, the hall and the nice church. We had a walk around the village
11th of June 1984
I went into town after lunch and saw Dough & Doris. Gerald took Jane to guides and called at Bertha's with her shopping. I did the ironing
10th of June 1984
We all went to church as it was Confirmation and stayed for lunch. Helped with the washing up. Mam came with us for tea
9th of June 1984
8th of June 1984
Sent a note to school about Tuesday and it is O.K. Went to baths with Lynda and Ian, who was in trouble for disappearing
7th of June 1984
I went to Connies at night and there were a few there. Mam brought my doormat which I had won on Tuesday which fits smashing
6th of June 1984
It was dull but fine. The man came to block the old door in. I did a lot of mending.
5th of June 1984
I went to the games afternoon at MY but came home early. We had a good afternoon with refreshments. I won a doormat in the raffle.
4th of June 1984
EYG came to fit our new doors. I got my washing done later on a they did the front door first. Jane took her Switzerland deposit.
3rd of June 1984
We had a nice morning, Jane was using the computer. We were given 4 bottles of wine and we bought gin and whisky duty free
2nd of June 1984
a smashing lunch and later had a run to Foxton Locks where is a very interesting place where the narrow boats go up a staircase of lockgates
1st of June 1984
we arrived at Hilary's at 1.30pm. We had a nice salad tea and had a good chat about old times. I rang Mam to tell her we were O.K.
31st of May 1984
30th of May 1984
We took Mam to Bridlington and it was nice and warm, We called at the John Bull rock factory and Park Rose Pottery but they were both closed
29th of May 1984
Gerald stuck the kitchenette tiles on and then he and Jane were in the garden the rest of the day. They set the beans, radish, lettuce etc
28th of May 1984
We went to pick Jane up from camp. It wasn't as muddy as we thought and they had enjoyed themselves on the farm. She had a hot bath
27th of May 1984
It rained all day - those poor kids. Freda rang to say the campers were O.K.
26th of May 1984
Had a lie in. We went to Boothferry Road to get the fruit. Then Gerald went to Tonys to take his ticket which he had forgotten
25th of May 1984
Took Jane to camp at Rotsea and it was pouring with rain as they put the tents up. Poor kids were wet and they were a tent pole short.
24th of May 1984
The papers came after I got home and there were our leaflets to go as well. Delivered them after lunch and finished before 2.30pm
23rd of May 1984
22nd of May 1984
21st of May 1984
20th of May 1984
Jane had to go to bed for being cheeky. I tied the daffodils up.
19th of May 1984
After lunch I took Jane to spend her birthday money on a nightshirt and some trainers. We bought her some Fell Boots for camp
18th of May 1984
I went to the crematorium to HMA's service. Saw a lot of old friends and surprisingly Joan Tennyson with news of Paul Brennan
17th of May 1984
Gerald was working overtime, and then he had to go to Synod. Jane has developed a cold. I was reading "A Sower went Forth"
16th of May 1984
I cleaned the room (even the thimble rack) and dusted other odds and ends. Ian came after school and Jane was late in with a guitar practice
15th of May 1984
14th of May 1984
Went to the library and to the shop. The man from EYG came again! Gerald took Jane to Guides
13th of May 1984
Gerald cut the grass and then we all had a nice lunch at Fergus and had a run round Skidby and Newbald and Little Weighton on the way back
12th of May 1984
Gerald and I went to Margaret & Tonys for a lovely meal and then we went to the Hull Phil. Concert which was good. A smashing cello soloist
11th of May 1984
took Jane to the baths and she got her bornze certificate. After tea Gordon, Gladys and Dorothy called to show us all their photos
10th of May 1984
It was our last concert of the season and Margaret took us. Edna was at Johns. It was a good concert
9th of May 1984
Although some of the teachers were on strike, Jane had to go! much to her disgust.
8th of May 1984
Gerald took us to the library to pick up "A Sower went Forth", and some books for Jane
7th of May 1984
Jane was getting bored and so I took her roller skating at Blisters which she enjoyed as she found some friends
6th of May 1984
It was parade Sunday and Jane carried the flag.
5th of May 1984
Jane was at the guides car wash from 8.30am. Gerald had the car washed. I even did a bit of drying off.
4th of May 1984
One of my Christmas thimbles came but one is still missing. Margaret called to ask us to go to a concert on Gerald's birthday.
3rd of May 1984
Jane and I watched a smashing skating gala to celebrate the end of Jayne Torville and Christopher Deans amateur status
2nd of May 1984
Jane and I went to the dentists and she was able to go back to school although she didn't want to!
1st of May 1984
had to walk from St Georges Road as I had a puncture! Gerald called in at lunchtime as he was going to Sheffield. He mended my tyre later
30th of April 1984
Jane made a nice fruit flan at school. The man came from EYG to do the survey. Gerald was having problems with the car!
29th of April 1984
We had an early lunch and went to Grimsby Leisure Centre for Jane to skate and found there wasn't any. We ended up at Bransholme
28th of April 1984
27th of April 1984
I was cutting the heads off the hydrangeas and daffodils. Jane was in the garden.
26th of April 1984
Jane went to pictures with Lynda and Ian to see "The Golden Seal" which they enjoyed. Gerald was sorting the wine out and made his marmalade
25th of April 1984
After lunch Jane was tidying her cupboard and I just cut around the edge of the front grass and it looked better
24th of April 1984
23rd of April 1984
Jane was sitting out in the deck chair We had a salad tea and an orange cheesecake and then we watched television. I had several naps
22nd of April 1984
Mam came for lunch (which she brought with her!). We went to Withernsea and dropped Mam at Gwens while we went to the caravan.
21st of April 1984
20th of April 1984
Gerald was making my box/table and then Jane was helping him to make the first part of the fence. I was weeding the front garden
19th of April 1984
Edna called with a nice bunch of daffodils and 50p for Jane. Hilda gave her 30p too.
18th of April 1984
17th of April 1984
Jane was playing in the hall with Marcus, much to Josephs disgust. At night went to Keep Fit
16th of April 1984
Gerald had to get the car out to take Jane. She got her green trefoil badge which pins on!!
15th of April 1984
went to the Scouts Anniversary Service and tea and it was very good. It meant that we didn't have to bother with any tea at home
14th of April 1984
We went down to 'At Cost' to buy Jane some skates for her birthday. At night I went to help at the Scouts Diamond Jubilee Supper
12th of April 1984
11th of April 1984
At night we went to choir and although Sue gave us a pep talk, she wasn't too bad.
10th of April 1984
went to the Easter Service and school. It was very nice as usual and Jane was in it. Had a cup of tea and chat with the usual mothers.
9th of April 1984
It was Geralds turn to take the girls to guides and they were cooking camp meals. I did an hours ironing and then packed up
8th of April 1984
We went to see how the building is getting on at Sainsburys and then we walked across the Bridge and back, it took us just under 1.5 hours
7th of April 1984
Anne took me to the City Hall as we were appearing in the Musical Festival. We didn't do too well and were disappointed.
6th of April 1984
Went to baths with Jane and the finally we went to sing at Walkington. It was quite a good concert, Jean was singing solos too.
5th of April 1984
Gerald came in for tea and we had fish and chips. We were all in for a change. I started my tablets but didn't sleep much better.
4th of April 1984
At night went to choir which was early as Sue had to go to the Musical Festival. Anne took her and Carol in the end
3rd of April 1984
Gerald was home for tea again, then Lynda, Margaret and I went to Keep Fit. Not so hard this time.
2nd of April 1984
Did a big wash - some of Mam's too - not much extra from Paxwold only 2 pairs of muddy jeans.
1st of April 1984
31st of March 1984
Gerald and I went down Hessle Road to buy the fruit and then to International for a wash basket and some tiles for my cupboard/table.
30th of March 1984
We went on to Driffield with the photos which was fortunate as Angela was there. We got home at twenty past ten
29th of March 1984
I went with Edna and Hilda to an afternoon concert at the YPI which was very good; unfortunately Mam couldn't go.
28th of March 1984
Anne and I went to choir and we were doing the songs for Walkington concert.
27th of March 1984
I did the ironing and then another long job - I vacuumed the suite, which took just about an hour
26th of March 1984
Jane made a Mothers Day cake at school and it was nice. Peter called to bring me some dried flowers for looking after Dylan, which was nice.
25th of March 1984
Watched the skating and Jayne & Chris got the Gold medal. Their last competition. We sat up and watched the skating gala.
24th of March 1984
We gave an excerpt from Way out West for the students and it was O.K. The Young Wives had provided a nice supper. We left at 10.20pm
23rd of March 1984
We went to Teresas to pick our towel draw goods from the young mans van. Quite funny.
22nd of March 1984
another meeting at school. Quite interesting but still confusing. Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean were skating in the world championship
21st of March 1984
had John Thomson to tea. I did a salad, pork pie and ham and sausage rolls and flan and cream and cake. I think he enjoyed it.
20th of March 1984
Baked a flan case and stewed some brambles.
19th of March 1984
Tom took Jane to guides so Gerald mended the ironing board cover. I eventually got the ironing done despite interruptions
18th of March 1984
Got up (with some difficulty) to go to church and it was a lovely service. The students from Wycliffe were here for the mission
17th of March 1984
Picked Dorothy up and went to Angela's wedding at Bridlington. We had a lovely time and the reception at the Old Forge at Sewerby was good
16th of March 1984
we went to baths with Lynda and Ian, then we went (with iron and board) to change the altar linen. It looked O.K.
15th of March 1984
Louie rang just as I'd fried my egg!
14th of March 1984
A grand start. We couldn't find Jane's P.E. kit and the towel rail fell down!
13th of March 1984
I went to pay the papers and then washed the altar linen and got it ironed. What a shame it has to be rolled up!
12th of March 1984
I went into town to pay our T.V. rental and to do other odds and ends. We had quite a few phone calls
11th of March 1984
we had a quick snack and had a run to Bridlington to find the registry office and pub. We had a nice walk and had fish and chips.
10th of March 1984
We all went into town to get Angela's present ... cheese dish from Willis Ludlow. We bought some Whisky and Gin hoping to beat the budget
9th of March 1984
We went to baths and Jane is making progress. We all had a night in and enjoyed it. Eric called with Whisky.
8th of March 1984
The papers were later coming and there was a proper muddle. I've got more to deliver but they sent me less papers! However I got them done
7th of March 1984
Anne took me to choir even though she only stayed 20 minutes. It was hard work. Luckily caught the number 6 bus home.
6th of March 1984
Pickering School rang to say Ian was ill, but Lynda came home in time to cope.
5th of March 1984
I did the first part of the washing and then the washer blew up! Hand washed the cottons then Gerald mended the fused plug!
4th of March 1984
Gerald went to collect Mam, Dorothy and Harry who came to tea. We had a very nice evening with a lot of fun and we all enjoyed it.
3rd of March 1984
We performed "Way out West" again and we had a bout 50/60 there which was good (Harry, Dorothy, Bertha and Doris too). It went well.
2nd of March 1984
Jane broke the bathroom globe doing a balancing act on the bath side!
1st of March 1984
Jane and I went to a practice for Way out West which went well
28th of February 1984
At night the Police choir with Joanne & Alan Kerr came to sing to us at church and we had a good audience and made over £80 (Leap year day)
28th of February 1984
Lynda and I went to Keep Fit and enjoyed it, although we did quite a lot of hard work.
27th of February 1984
Jane didn't have to go to guides a Beverley & Kay were still away, so we all sat down together and I went to sleep!
26th of February 1984
We had a lie in and Jane got our breakfast ready which was a nice surprise. … I was on dog patrol for Juno and Jody.
25th of February 1984
24th of February 1984
Went to hospital for Geralds check up - he is all right and had to go to ward 6 to reassure someone else
23rd of February 1984
Jane was very busy doing her project. I did some crochet and watched T.V. Gerald was working overtime.
22nd of February 1984
Gerald brought my bike wheel from the shop. He then put it in my bike. We had no choir as it was half term. Jane fell downstairs
21st of February 1984
20th of February 1984
Jane was off on half term holiday and she was skating. I did the washing and was able to hang some of the clothes outside
19th of February 1984
Jane and I went to Mams and she had been lucky to miss a fire with her electric blanket. Gerald was working on the car.
18th of February 1984
The car was over-heating so amid clouds of smoke we had to stop for Gerald to investigate. He gave it a good drink and we made it
17th of February 1984
Lynda and I took Jane & Ian for their swimming lesson, but the baths were closed: evidently there had been a mention on (Radio) Humberside
16th of February 1984
The papers came just after 11 and I got them done before lunch. I had to ring Kath about someone who doesn't get a paper. We shall see.
15th of February 1984
14th of February 1984
Freda rang, then Pam, to say 'Way out West' was rolling again on March 3rd. I was able to watch Torville & Dean win the Gold medal.
13th of February 1984
I did the ironing and was grumbling at it every bit of it
12th of February 1984
I felt as if I had a hangover & Jane was tired all day. I had a lazy day and watched Torville & Dean win the 2nd stage of the ice dancing
11th of February 1984
Had a quiet afternoon then it was showtime - Way out West. It went very well and everybody seemed to enjoy it. It finished by 10 o'clock
10th of February 1984
Usual hectic day but managed to get a rest and watch Torville & Dean in the set dances, which they won. I went with Lynda to Hessle
9th of February 1984
The papers came so I did them before I had lunch. I was hungry sniffing all the nice dinner smells as I went along and I only had sandwiches
8th of February 1984
Mam rang to ask was I watching the opening of the Olympics?! Anne and I went to choir and Marcus came here
7th of February 1984
I went into town and got more odds and ends for the show. Then we had an enjoyable afternoon of slides with Mr & Mrs Maddock.
6th of February 1984
Bertha rang about her phone - quite a performance. I ended up ringing Anne and passing messages on.
5th of February 1984
We had another practice - the last before the dress rehearsal. Apart from forgotten words it wasn't bad
4th of February 1984
I was doing a bit more sewing for the show. I got so wound up about it that I couldn't sleep!
3rd of February 1984
We then went to swimming and Jane didn't do too badly. We all settled down eventually and watched T.V. Its good on a Friday
2nd of February 1984
I was reading "Eden Burning" which I am enjoying very much. I got a £1 voucher from Goldenfry
1st of February 1984
We had some of Jane's cake and it was nice. Anne and I went to choir and we were learning Hava Nageela ready for the festival
31st of January 1984
30th of January 1984
29th of January 1984
We were sewing my costume for the Wild West Show. I got it finished later on and also Janes. Most of the snow has now gone.
28th of January 1984
Jane went with Margaret, Kathryn and Edna to see 'The Pied Piper' at the theatre and we went to 'perform' for Age Concern at their party
27th of January 1984
Took Jane to swimming & she passed her stage 2. She does well apart from her breast stroke which causes problems especially when I tell her!
26th of January 1984
We went to a practice at church which wasn't too bad as we were in the vestry. The road was a bit skiddy.
25th of January 1984
Still snowing and icy. I made a cake and was sewing my waistcoat, which caused quite a headache. Anne rang to say there was no choir
24th of January 1984
Still a lot of snow about. Gerald took the car in for its M.O.T. I went up to Anlaby Road and parts of the road were dicey
23rd of January 1984
A lot more snow. I went to town to pay Mam's electric bill and ours, and instalment 21 of the suite. Jane's and my coat were full of snow.
22nd of January 1984
Quite thick snow when we looked out. Jane was making a snow man and playing snowballs. Gerald was sweeping the snow away.
21st of January 1984
Jane went to a practice and Gerald got a new battery in "Stella". I was helping with a party catering at St Victors and earned £4.00 for it!
20th of January 1984
We went to baths and Jane did very well diving for a brick
19th of January 1984
I called at the library for Jane some books. Bertha brought us some nice presents. Louie rang about Saturday's catering job.
18th of January 1984
Anne couldn't take me to choir so Gerald said he would. After having to push the car past the garages it started!!
17th of January 1984
I made some scones and they look good; they tasted good as well. Went to M.U. and it was cold, it was a lady from the DHSS who was good
16th of January 1984
Jane went to guides and made some decent sweets this time. I did the ironing then watched part 4 of "Thorn Birds"
15th of January 1984
Gerald was making wine, Jane was typing and driving us mad about computers. I was sewing for the concert.
14th of January 1984
We watched Jane Torville & Christopher Dean win another gold medal. Did some stencils
13th of January 1984
Jane and I went to baths. Gerald watched football and I was reading
12th of January 1984
Jane and I went to a practice in the hall which I enjoyed. Margaret & Kathryn came bursting with good news that she can go back to work
11th of January 1984
I wasn't in a good housework mood, so I didn't achieve very much.
10th of January 1984
Freda and I went to the M.U. Deanery meeting at the library and it was good. At night Lynda and I went to Keep Fit and it was very...
9th of January 1984
We had several replies to the advert and a Mr W went off with HATI. I did the ironing and Jane went to guides. Gerald went to P.C.C.
8th of January 1984
At night I was making my skirt for the concert and its looking quite good. "Thorn Birds" was on T.V.
7th of January 1984
Watched 'The Toast of New Orleans' after lunch. Started reading 'The Thorn Birds'. We had one enquiry about HATI! Actually two!
6th of January 1984
5th of January 1984
Put an advert for the Viva in the mail £8.91!! I took the ornaments of the Christmas tree.
4th of January 1984
Went into town and spent Bertha's Christmas money on some more Indian Tree pots. It was cold. I rang Ann to apologise and sorted it out
3rd of January 1984
Jane and I went to a practise. I had to say my piece again! I must try to keep quiet.
2nd of January 1984
Gerald put the battery back in HATI and the clutch was caught in time!
1st of January 1984
A good start to the year. It was mild again with rain. We had a lazy day. We watched T.V. We all went to tea at Ednas and it was very nice
31st of December 1983
We went to Freda & Erics to see the New Year in. It was a nice evening, Pat and Ken were there as usual. Got home at 12.45 am.
30th of December 1983
29th of December 1983
We rushed into town to take our breakages back for exchange. There was no trouble. We then went to Dorothy and Harrys for our lunch and tea
28th of December 1983
After lunch we went into town to spend our Christmas money, got a nice 30 piece combination service but unfortunately part of it was broken
27th of December 1983
We had our new records on. We had a nice lunch and then took Mam home. It was very mild so her house was quite warm to go into.
26th of December 1983
We played with Jane's game and it being a word game, I won. Eric and Freda came for tea and we had a very nice evening with lots of laughs
25th of December 1983
Father Christmas came! we unpacked the parcels and all did very well. We had our Turkey lunch and it was very nice. The pudding was good
24th of December 1983
Called for Mam and then I made a cake and a dozen mince pies with pastry from the freezer. Gerald and I went to church at 11.30pm
23rd of December 1983
22nd of December 1983
Got all upstairs cleaned and then Jane helped me to deliver the papers so we weren't long. Edna came to say Elizabeth has a daughter
21st of December 1983
Jane and I went with Mam to the town and were lucky to get some shoes without too much trouble. Mam got some nice boots too.
20th of December 1983
I did the ironing while watching television and then hung the Christmas cards up. When Jane came in I went with her to buy her cards.
19th of December 1983
18th of December 1983
17th of December 1983
16th of December 1983
Mam gave us a nice present towards the car! Paid it to Anne later. Went to baths with Jane and it was hot
15th of December 1983
Jane went to her social at school and enjoyed it. Mr J took them and Gerald met them.
14th of December 1983
I then watched a good film on T.V. (I missed the end as Louie rang) Anne took me to choir and we had a good practice. All swopping our cards
13th of December 1983
It was our dinner at The Weir Hotel at Hessle and it was very nice indeed. We had a smashing meal.
12th of December 1983
11th of December 1983
10th of December 1983
then to Dorothy's to our family party. We had a smashing time and everyone enjoyed it. We got home at 11.30pm.
9th of December 1983
Gerald took Jane and I to the late night shopping in town... Apart from being very tired we enjoyed it very much
8th of December 1983
It was our concert at night which turned out well. It was a nasty night. Edna, Hilda, Gerald and Jane went.
7th of December 1983
Went to choir and it was more enjoyable than lat week as we had two violins and a cello accompanying us
6th of December 1983
It was our M.U. Christmas Party and it was very enjoyable. Everything went very well. I went to see Kathryn for quarter of an hour
5th of December 1983
A day when my mind was quicker than me. However I got a cake made and the fruit loaves (which sank in the middle) and did the ironing.
4th of December 1983
Cold but bright. As it was Parade Sunday we all went to church. After lunch I did the washing and dried it inside. Gerald was chopping wood
3rd of December 1983
Made a cake but not too pleased with it. Why did I make it in two tins? It turned out all right in the end!
2nd of December 1983
Jane didn't want to go to baths and I was rather glad! She did however, get a badge and certificate for her stage 1 (whatever that is)
1st of December 1983
Then we went to a meeting about the school merger and then Gerald went to a meeting with Askew Avenue elders. A full day!
30th of November 1983
Went to choir and Sue was in a bad mood. I'm afraid I lost my cool at the end!
29th of November 1983
A busy day. Went Christmas shopping and got on reasonably well, at least I managed to get home by ten past two
28th of November 1983
Went to Hessle for our Christmas money and got one or two presents.
27th of November 1983
Jane and I did our Christmas pudding and Gerald was seeing to Hati. The news about Kathryn continues to be good
26th of November 1983
Set off at 12.30 to do my "waiting" and enjoyed it very much although I was a bit achy round the ankles by 8pm when Keith gave me a lift
25th of November 1983
news about Kathryn was a bit better. Hilda and Rosemary came to buy Jane's dolls house for £3... Anne Brookfield offered us her car for £400
24th of November 1983
Had an awful morning after hearing Kathryn was very poorly after a long time in the operating theatre. You feel so inadequate
23rd of November 1983
Had a traumatic morning washing the altar linen (one of them twice). However they are done now. Went to school to help get the jumble sorted
22nd of November 1983
Made my Christmas cake and it looks all right. Went to M.U. and there were a lot there.
21st of November 1983
Cold, and a flurry of SNOW!... I got all the ingredients ready to make my Christmas cake
20th of November 1983
Gerald made a table for the record player. He then tidied the garden up nicely. Jane and I went to a rehearsal and it was a racket.
19th of November 1983
18th of November 1983
I watched the enthronement of the Archbishop of York on the T.V. (Habgood). Made a date loaf and scones for the fair.
17th of November 1983
Rang Mam about the music hall and she had forgotten about it! Went to see the Potterhill Players and it was a good show.
16th of November 1983
I walked across to Berthas with Anne to see Barbara. I didn't want her to go home. I had a quiet afternoon.
15th of November 1983
A nice morning sitting and chatting. Edna came and Lloyd. Mam rang. Anne had her lunch here then went to see Bertha.
14th of November 1983
Anne came back for her meal. Jane went to guides and we had a nice evening talking.
13th of November 1983
Gerald made a good job of the garden and cleaned a lot of rubbish which he burnt. Mam came for tea.
12th of November 1983
Went with Irene and Jack (in their car) to a meal at the West Bulls and it was lovely. Mam looked after Jane. She went home in Jack's car
11th of November 1983
Got some nice cards and prezzies. Jack rang me in the afternoon... We went to Fergus for a birthday treat and it was very nice.
10th of November 1983
went to West Hull Ladies Musical afternoon - Mam, Edna and Hilda too. Then finished the papers before tea. Had a long chat with Freda.
9th of November 1983
Gerald and I went to school to see Mr Hunt and we got a very good report so we were very pleased. Gerald took me to choir
8th of November 1983
A bit Novermberish.... Started reading "The Kissing Gate". Went to Keep Fit and Liz was taking us. Mostly swinging.
7th of November 1983
Jane went to Guides and got her yellow 8 point badge. Gerald was out at P.C.C. I had a nice lazy evening. Finished "Scattered Seed"
6th of November 1983
We did some good jobs - I made a cake and Gerald was painting and moving the compost heap. Jane and I cleaned her cupboard out
5th of November 1983
We went to the Bonfire and fireworks at Walton Street and it was very enjoyable. It was a lovely evening which made it better
4th of November 1983
A damp muggy day. I went down Hessle Road on my bike and did some shopping. (Bought some straps for the bed settee 60p each)
3rd of November 1983
Jane was tired after a long distance run. Went to sing at West Dock Avenue school with "Annes gang".
2nd of November 1983
I got a nice surprise as Lynda and John brought me their stereo record player and speakers as a present. We tried it later.
1st of November 1983
A queer sort of day one way and another. Went to town to do some shopping for Bertha. Freda rang in a bitter frame of mind.
31st of October 1983
Gerald put another coat of paint on the bed settee. Got Jane ready for her halloween guides and she looked good.
30th of October 1983
29th of October 1983
to Driffield to see Mary & Norman. (Gerald put £10 worth of petrol in Hati and had no money with him to pay. Luckily I had the cheque book)
28th of October 1983
Gerald took us to Boothferry Park Grandways and then to Hessle. Mam enjoyed the run. After lunch we went down Hessle Road
27th of October 1983
We called at the library for another reserved book. A decent film for once "Raising the Titanic"
26th of October 1983
We got on quite well with the back bedroom and it just needs paint washing etc and putting to rights. Hati had to go in for repair to her...
25th of October 1983
24th of October 1983
Another bright day but quite cold. I did the washing and got it all dried. Gerald and Jane got the offending wallpaper off, thank goodness!
23rd of October 1983
We got started clearing out the back bedroom ready to emulsion. We washed the walls and ceilings then we had no white emulsion!
22nd of October 1983
Gerald was mending the front wall again. Let's hope it will be OK. I was reading. We put the heating on for part of the time at any rate.
21st of October 1983
It was a lovely warm sun but there was a nip in the air. I went on my bike down Hessle Road and then called to see Tony who looks well.
20th of October 1983
Quite a bit of sunshine later. Went to the library to return 'Almonds & Raisins' and got some books even though I wasn't intending to.
19th of October 1983
Jane went back to school (smelling of Vic!) Went to choir and it was good. We do learn something different.
18th of October 1983
Didn't get up until 8am as Jane was off school again. She was very good indeed doing all sorts of school work. I was doing odd jobs.
17th of October 1983
Mam went to the doctors and has got Angina and has to see him again in two weeks time. She brought Jane Ribena and me Wincarnis!
16th of October 1983
Mam and I went to church for Dad's anniversary... I was reading the lesson just as Mam felt poorly. Margaret took her home.
15th of October 1983
It came very rough and windy. The pilot light was off again. Gerald was doing several odd jobs. We watched some decent TV programmes.
14th of October 1983
We went to baths and they were all going up and down. Strangely enough Mr Mather's daughter goes at the same time - I must tell Bertha
13th of October 1983
Took Mam's grapes and Ednas brandy snap then wrote to Bertha. Cleaned our bedroom.
12th of October 1983
we went to the Fair. It was quite enjoyable really. There are a lot of big rides there nowadays, we could do with a companion for Jane.
11th of October 1983
Jane was at a hockey practice. Lynda, Margaret and I went to Keep Fit and it was hard work but good.
10th of October 1983
Jane made rough puff sausage rolls at school and they were very nice. I went on my bike to the new Grandways at Boothferry Park
9th of October 1983
After lunch Jane made a cake and I made two fruit loaves. They were all O.K. I wrote to Barbara, Bertha and Anne.
8th of October 1983
Picked Mam up and went to St. James, Sutton for Allysons wedding which was a very nice service. The reception was at Hockneys
7th of October 1983
6th of October 1983
We went to the concert which was good apart from Lilian Stout falling down. Mam liked the lampshade so I've kept it!
5th of October 1983
Met Mam and went to Bethune School Harvest Service. V.I.P. treatment too. After lunch went to town to get a wedding present and a lampshade
4th of October 1983
Well its back to work with a will (or without). Got the washing done, dried and ironed by teatime. Despite Freda & Louie on the 'phone!
3rd of October 1983
After a very nice weekend we left Annes at 11am and had a good journey home, arriving at 4.30pm
2nd of October 1983
Had a nice lunch and tea. (Just for future interest Neil Kinnock is Labour Leader and Roy Hattersley Deputy)
1st of October 1983
Barbara and Gordon had done Bertha proud. Catherine helped get it ready. Gordon came with Elsie, Eric, Timothy and Nicholas.
30th of September 1983
We set off to Windermere at 4.12pm and after stops at Hartshead and Anderton we arrived at 8.12pm. A very nice drive indeed.
29th of September 1983
Did some odd jobs and then went to the library to collect "Almonds and Raisins". Called at Berthas and collected her cards (also bills).
28th of September 1983
Cycled to Hessle to get a present for Bertha. Picked Geralds prescription up too. Washed the outside windows
27th of September 1983
Lynda, Margaret and I went to Keep Fit and still have problems!
26th of September 1983
25th of September 1983
Gerald sewed Janes school bag and guitar case - lets hope it lasts a bit longer.
24th of September 1983
Had a busy morning making scones and cherry slice. Gerald chopped wood. Mr Clark rang about the missing cheques.
23rd of September 1983
Went to our shop to pay papers and buy a card for Jack. Lynda took us to swimming and Jane said it was hard work. Had a good read.
22nd of September 1983
Called at the library for "Voice of the Heart". Kerrie came to play and then Jne went there. We had a night in for a change.
21st of September 1983
Jane was worried about her maths but sorted it out. I made some butter tartlets for the afternoon tea.
21st of September 1983
19th of September 1983
Jane stayed lunch. I finished reading "The Noble House". A letter came from the Guildhall needing information.
18th of September 1983
Gerald mended the wall again. He ran out of cement too so he couldn't finish it. After lunch we went to see Harry & Dorothy
17th of September 1983
16th of September 1983
15th of September 1983
Kerrie came to play. Gerald got a proper wage! Gerald was at Synod and I had a good read.
14th of September 1983
I went to town to get her shopping and do odds & ends for me Jane had her photo taken at school. She went to play at Kristas.
13th of September 1983
I finished the ironing, typed a stencil, wrote a note to go with Matthew's card and prepared for M.U.
12th of September 1983
Jane went to guides and I did most of the ironing. Margaret called with the latest news about Kathryn. We hope all will be well.
11th of September 1983
Got Jane's warm clothes out of the trunk. Anne rang about Bertha's party. I must ring her when I know what's what. I had an early bath
10th of September 1983
Gerald was sticking the church pictures in the scrap-book. Hooray and not before time. Watched T.V. and had a nap!
9th of September 1983
Gerald was late home and I was getting a bit anxious. We tried the new Kwik-Save and it was O.K. After tea Gerald lit a bonfire
8th of September 1983
Gerald brought some pay home which was smashing; short but welcome. Tony came for a meal and he seemed to enjoy it. He went about 10.30
7th of September 1983
I did a bit of reading. Gerald put me a new inner tube in my bike back tyre. Anne took me to choir and we had a good rehearsal.
6th of September 1983
5th of September 1983
Jane went to Guides and Gerald to P.C.C. I did an hours ironing and then had a good read. Gerald had a daft form from DHSS to fill in.
4th of September 1983
It was our flowers for Geralds Mam. My Mam went too. We made a bramble and apple pie and a jam tart. I did a bit of washing
3rd of September 1983
Gerald was mending the garage door (or bodging it). I cooked Beef Pot Roast and it was nice and tasty. After lunch we went to pay the papers
2nd of September 1983
Gerald wasn't too bad after his shorted day at work. We went to shop in Hessle (Mam wasn't ready so she was flapping)
1st of September 1983
A busy day. Gerald went back to work!! Jane and I went to see Bertha and Pat was there. Asked her to ring Molly.
31st of August 1983
took Kerrie with us to Hornsea. We had a nice afternoon but it was quite chilly. We went on the beach, to the Potteries, and fed the ducks
30th of August 1983
I went to Dentists and have to go back on Thursday. Gerald went to see Dr Hiley and was signed off. We went to Ferriby but no luck this time
29th of August 1983
We took Mam with us and went to Hornsea where we had a nice walk and then had our picnic (in the car-park - not even on the grass!)
28th of August 1983
27th of August 1983
We picked some more brambles, 7ozs, off the bush. I wanted to go to Itlings Lane, but that idea went wrong.
26th of August 1983
25th of August 1983
I did the ironing while Gerald went down to Tonys. Went to dentists, my crown will have to come out, he gave me antibiotics.
24th of August 1983
Home coming day! Went into the village to shop then had coffee in the garden. Left Anne's at 11.10 and had our lunch on the River side
23rd of August 1983
Went into the village and then went to Haverigg. Jane was playing on the beach and we were able to have our picnic
22nd of August 1983
It was very warm again and we went to Lancaster for the day. (Simon as well this time). We stopped at the Blue Bell for coffee
21st of August 1983
We ended the day in the garden having a hilarious game of Pit and it was made even more hysterical with a dicky tishing on me
21st of August 1983
We had a lovely day out in Wasdale with Keith. We sat and had our picnic alongside Wast Water and we all had our feet in lovely clear water
20th of August 1983
Had Spaghetti Bolognese which was good. Jane and I walked into the village. We rang to wish Mam a happy birthday.
19th of August 1983
18th of August 1983
We had our picnic high up overlooking Grasmere (a place called Red Bank?) and then we went to the Sports
17th of August 1983
had a picnic alongside Lake Coniston. It started to drizzle but we didn't get too wet. I naughtily spilt a cup of tea on the bedroom cloth
16th of August 1983
After lunch we went to Hays Garden Centre for a plant pot holder for Bertha, which they hadn't got. Then Jane and Simon had a swim
15th of August 1983
We arrived at Broughton about quarter to four. Anne went to work and it started to rain! We had a nice meal when she came in.
14th of August 1983
Took Mam to see the Marina and the Pier and she thoroughly enjoyed the outing. We sat about half an hour on the Foreshore as well.
13th of August 1983
then went to the Foreshore and it was grand. Quite a bit of activity and the lights and the river looked smashing
12th of August 1983
11th of August 1983
10th of August 1983
A dull day but as I didn't go out it didn't matter. Pat came to perm my hair and she cut Jane's at the same time
9th of August 1983
We went across the bridge to Normanby Park and Scunthorpe. We also called at Barton to show Mam the nice shop - Kenneth Cox.
8th of August 1983
Gerald was mending the car and Jane was moving bricks and chipping cement off. She did a good job too. I went to town to pay various bills
7th of August 1983
Gerald thoroughly cleaned the rabbit's cage and Whisky was on the grass. Before we had chance to go to Mams, she arrived here
6th of August 1983
I got the altar linen washed and ironed. I wish I didn't panic so much! Went to meet the happy wanderers.
5th of August 1983
We had a nice evening at Margaret & Tonys and left about 11 o'clock after just about dragging Gerald home... and he always blames Tony!
4th of August 1983
We went to ASDA on our way to see Eric and Freda at Withernsea. We stayed at the caravan as it was a bit cool but we enjoyed the time there
3rd of August 1983
We set off at 9.40am and after an oil problem we arrived at camp at about 2.30. It was dry but chilly. Jane was enjoying herself and busy
2nd of August 1983
Gerald took Mam, Lynda and me to the Thrift shop. We also bought some things. Mam had her lunch with us and then went to a whist drive
1st of August 1983
Jane rang from Pickering about 2 o'clock - a short sharp call. Lynda came in and Elizabeth, Ken and James came.
31st of July 1983
We went to see 'Chariots of Fire' on Lynda & Johns video and it was good. We had a nice supper. FOOLS we didn't take our keys
30th of July 1983
29th of July 1983
After tea we fought to get everything into the rucksack and won!
28th of July 1983
We went to see Bertha and had a walk in the Park - they have taken all the seats away.
27th of July 1983
We emptied Hamish which took some time. After lunch Gerald went to Tonys and the T.S.B and dropped us off at church, including Edna
26th of July 1983
25th of July 1983
After lunch we went to Tonys and the bank and then to the eye clinic... No drops for a further two months. Posted Jane's letter to Canada
24th of July 1983
23rd of July 1983
It was a funny sort of day. Gerald was chopping wood, Jane went errands for me and I cooked lunch
22nd of July 1983
Jane broke up from school. We went to swimming and she was doing O.K. Edna gave her £1 for her good report.
21st of July 1983
Got the papers folded and delivered and it was warm work and annoying as my bike punctured.
20th of July 1983
There was no choir so I was reading. Gerald and Jane went to Pam Smiths for some stuff for the roof of the garage
19th of July 1983
Lynda, Margaret and I were learning tap dancing! Quite a giggle it was too. We stayed for the full session which cost us £1.10.
18th of July 1983
Went to help at Trekkers and wasn't any happier about it! They are still like cannibals. Jane went to Guides and Gerald picked them up.
17th of July 1983
Went to pick some strawberries and gooseberries at Great Gutter Lane and then to Gordons (who were out) and Dougs (who were in!)
16th of July 1983
Went to help at the Summer Fair at church and it was good - they made over £370. I won a lovely basket of fruit on the Scouts string puzzle
15th of July 1983
14th of July 1983
Went to the theatre to see "Swan Lake" and it was very good but it was extremely warm!
13th of July 1983
Got Jane organised and off to Flamingo Park with the 1st year outing... She brought a pencil for me and rock for Gerald.
12th of July 1983
It was sports afternoon at school so Gerald went a I was at M.U. A display of handmade cards by Marie. It was a nice afternoon.
11th of July 1983
I went to the M.U. Deanery meeting at Central Methodists Hall and it was very warm indeed. A bit tedious really.
10th of July 1983
It was much cooler. After lunch we went to take some roses to Grandmas grave as Jane wanted to go. We went to see Dorothy
9th of July 1983
arrived at Alton Towers about 10.20. It was a very hot day and very exhausting but we enjoyed it. Gerald had been chicken picken at the...
8th of July 1983
Took Jane to swimming and she was doing quite well. We were sweltering upstairs in the balcony.
7th of July 1983
The papers came and I delivered them quite easily - apart from hold ups chatting! Went to see Bertha who was in a disgruntled mood.
6th of July 1983
We sat in the garden after lunch. At night we went to the Guitar concert at school and it was very good. 7.15 til 10pm for 25p. Can't be bad
5th of July 1983
4th of July 1983
Gerald was chauffeur for the Darby & Joan club. Then we went to Hessle. Paid Barclays and did some shopping. Sat in the sunshine.
3rd of July 1983
2nd of July 1983
A bit of a disastrous day. Broke my large pyrex casserole (full of course) luckily the contents could be salvaged.. Cut my toe on some fence
1st of July 1983
We took Jane to Rotsea camp and then went to see Mary & Norman. It was raining slightly. Got back rather late.
30th of June 1983
Delivered the papers and went to see Bertha and to the library. Lisa came to play with Jane. We had Spaghetti Bolognese for tea
29th of June 1983
We went to sing in a concert at Endike Methodists church and it was good but noisy! Came home to find my wages and some papers - extra ones
28th of June 1983
Then we went to town to get the strawberries. They were a bit pricey but we got some in Humber Street £5.40 for 6lbs.
27th of June 1983
Had a "fruitless" journey for strawberries which was quite upsetting. Freda was having problems with the cream too!
26th of June 1983
Anne and Keith brought Bertha back and called to see us. We booked our holidays and they took my armchair to Barbaras...
25th of June 1983
After lunch she went to play at Kerries and we sat in the garden. Mam arrived to shatter the peace!
24th of June 1983
Met Jane and took her to the T.S.B. then we went swimming and Lynda brought us home. She has to work harder in Jack's class
23rd of June 1983
I did my garden challenge - ooh my aching back! 'The Star' came and I delivered them - it took about 1.25 hours and worked quite well
22nd of June 1983
I was in the garden just after 9am digging. We got a lot more done. After lunch Freda rang and then Gerald and I sat out in the sun.
21st of June 1983
Gerald and I made a good start on the back garden and did it look better! He did so much of the front too.
20th of June 1983
A lady came to bring me the newspaper bag and details. Not very highly paid but at least something.
19th of June 1983
After lunch we had a run to Hornsea and it was very hot and loads there. Went to the market and the mere. Mam bought me a skirt.
18th of June 1983
Gerald and Jane washed the car and got the inside cleaned nicely. I did some weeding which was quite hard but it looked better.
17th of June 1983
Gerald went to H.G & T. to chat to all and sundry. After lunch we went to shop on Hessle Road and paid Trevor. Its smashing to be mobile
16th of June 1983
Mam and I went to two services at the crematorium. Edith Robinson and Bruce Walgate. Anne & Ernie brought us home and Mam came for tea
15th of June 1983
Edna brought my dried fruit. I cleaned the bedrooms and bathroom. Trevor picked the car up. Freda and Louie rang.
14th of June 1983
Gerald used the pressure cooker to make his marmalade. Jane had her hair cut at Lyndas and we all went to Keep Fit. it was good.
13th of June 1983
Paid TV & YEB for Bertha and got Mam and iron and me a Pressure Cooker. Gerald looks like a shorn lamb!
12th of June 1983
We took a picnic lunch into Queens Gardens and it was grand. Then had a sit near the Tidal barrier and on the pier.
11th of June 1983
She went to the Disco and had a good time. She looked bonny in her new skirt and tee shirt.
10th of June 1983
9th of June 1983
Both of us went to vote, I went to pay the rates and Gerald went for his wages! It didn't take him long.
8th of June 1983
Our 14th. Got some nice cards. A very muggy dull morning. Jane stayed lunch and Gerald and I went out to lunch.It turned very sunny and warm
7th of June 1983
Went to Boyes and bought a dress and underslip with my birthday/Christmas money! Went to get Gerald some nails from International.
6th of June 1983
Did Jane's sheets and her blanket. Got it ironed. Gerald was making a compost heap and then he had to go to see Mr. Osborne
5th of June 1983
I was disappointed because the car won't go and I had been hoping we could have a run out. Trevor came to have a look at it
4th of June 1983
she got a puncture; in the back wheel of course. I washed her denims etc and they dried smashing. Ironed them later.
3rd of June 1983
Gerald was trying to get HATI moving but he had to ring Trevor; the clutch was stuck.
2nd of June 1983
We all went to town. Jane bought a nice tee shirt, Gerald paid his car tax, and I got some food. Went to see the marina.
1st of June 1983
31st of May 1983
It was warm and sunny after lunch & we went to see the Hull stage of the Milk Race. We walked to Costello Park and it was quite interesting
30th of May 1983
I did the washing and it dried outside. Jane was busy making sock toys and they were good. I did some reading and some crochet.
29th of May 1983
After tea, which Jane helped to do very nicely, we watched the television and I did some crochet
28th of May 1983
We went to Mam's for our delayed Christmas lunch and tea and it was very nice indeed. We got home at quarter to seven.
27th of May 1983
finished reading 'A woman of substance' which I enjoyed. Bud called with Gerald's money and he got two weeks plus Bank Holiday pay
26th of May 1983
Gerald went for his money and walked back via Eric's. I wondered where he was. Lisa came to play with Jane.
25th of May 1983
In the afternoon went to help get the jumble sorted onto the tables. At night Lynda and I went to help at the sale at school.
24th of May 1983
Gerald went on my bike to Mam's. He walked to Hessle and back and called at Dorothy's. It was very warm and he was tired.
23rd of May 1983
At night went to the Guides open evening and it was nice. 3 Queens Guides badges were presented to Louise, Pamela & Sarah
22nd of May 1983
21st of May 1983
20th of May 1983
Dud some shopping before catching the bus home. It was the sponsored walk so I went to help with refreshments. Came back very tired.
19th of May 1983
It wasn't a bad day. Helen Smith came to play with Jane. Bud called with my watch and Gerald's money, and an offer of a job!
18th of May 1983
We cleaned the silver. I didn't go out at all and so I got quite a bit of reading done. Jane went to play at Kerrie's. There was no choir
17th of May 1983
did the ironing. Gerald went to post Peter's card. He started his wine. We had a nice quiet afternoon, I was reading. Mark came.
16th of May 1983
Jane went to Guides and I went to meet them. I was reading and Gerald and Tony were looking at the car.
15th of May 1983
I finished the jigsaw with a bit of interference! I wrote a letter to Anne and so did Jane. Gerald sent his details to DHSS.
14th of May 1983
13th of May 1983
Our tree looks lovely at present.... Went to baths with Jane and she did about 17 lengths. She needs more lessons on technique.
12th of May 1983
Went to see Bertha and it was wet going but sunny coming back. Gordon, Doug & Keith from G&T rang. We had a nice birthday tea.
11th of May 1983
Gerald had a lay in. I made a cake for Gerald's birthday. We had a quiet day. Jane was playing out with Lisa etc. I was reading
10th of May 1983
9th of May 1983
After lunch Gerald and I went to town and did the odds and ends. The bloomin' gas man came when we were out!
8th of May 1983
7th of May 1983
6th of May 1983
Bud game with Gerald's money. Had to go on the bus to baths as Lynda was going to Wembley. Jane swam 18 lengths and got her 400m badge.
5th of May 1983
I got the bathroom cleaned but that was all as Joyce came. Hey Ho! Even when I'm going to work, things go awry. Lynda took Gerald to vote
4th of May 1983
I called in at school about the jumble sale. After tea Mary, Norman and Dorothy called. He gave me a lift to choir.
3rd of May 1983
Jane at last got a letter from her penfriend. Anne B called with some jiggies. Margaret, Lynda and I went to Keep Fit and it was good.
2nd of May 1983
After lunch we went with Lynda and John to the Bowling Alley and we enjoyed it very much. I got 90 this time.
1st of May 1983
Went for lovely meal, salmon & various salads, strawberry mousse & cream & special cake for Jane. We played 2 games of scrabble which I won
30th of April 1983
Jane was up early riding her bike in the kitchenette! It had a good airing later. Krista came to play and Edna called to see us
29th of April 1983
Awoken early of course by H.M. Birthday Girl! She was fussy with the bike... Mam came and we had a birthday tea
28th of April 1983
the concert was very enjoyable and altho we muffed a few, it went well. Lynda and I sneaked the bike in which was dodgy in a long dress!
27th of April 1983
Did the Mail crossword in quite a short time - it must have been the person whose wavelength I'm on.
26th of April 1983
Gerald and I went to see Mr Grindley about Jane's work, we were pleased with the report. She had her hair cut & styled and it looks smashing
25th of April 1983
Had toothache in my crowned tooth! Was tired again. Jane and Nicola walked to guides and Sue brought them back; I met them.
24th of April 1983
I did some crochet and we did the crossword. A nice film was on "Leopard in the Snow"
23rd of April 1983
22nd of April 1983
21st of April 1983
Went to get Gerald's money and did a bit of shopping and went to pay the suite. Gerald and I sorted the money out later on.
20th of April 1983
Anne gave me a lift to choir and it was hard work considering we have a concert next week!
19th of April 1983
18th of April 1983
A fair start but quite a lot of rain later which ruined the outside drying. No matter it dried inside.
17th of April 1983
Had a lie in then had a busy morning making a cake and buns. Dorothy, Keith & Liz came with David & Sarah. We were looking after Dylan again
16th of April 1983
We all went to Bethune Avenue again. It was a glorious day. Jane was cutting the grass then I finished it with the electric mower.
15th of April 1983
Jane and I went on the bus to baths and Lynda brought us back. She is in Jack's class now and did very well. She was tired afterwards.
14th of April 1983
13th of April 1983
12th of April 1983
I did the ironing and made a cake, which Gerald iced for me. Jane did the spuds and ironed her pants. ... DN came for the last time.
11th of April 1983
I went to town after lunch paying bills etc. I came back with rather a bad head. Jane went to guides and Tony called to get the car keys
10th of April 1983
It poured with rain all afternoon. Gerald and I were reading. I fed Dylan. We watched the film "Scruples" and it wasn't too bad
9th of April 1983
8th of April 1983
7th of April 1983
A lovely springlike day. I eventually did some cleaning upstairs. Freda rang. Jane and I went to see Bertha and she wasn't too good.
6th of April 1983
I did the ironing which took just over the hour. After lunch I had a lazy afternoon. Mam rang. Gerald had a walk in the garden.
5th of April 1983
4th of April 1983
Gerald got dressed for the first time. My maids helped a lot with the dusting. Gerald had a walk down the garden.
3rd of April 1983
2nd of April 1983
another busy morning. Iced the cake. Had a rest and then went to shop and went to collect Mam on our bikes. It was quite cold.
1st of April 1983
Tony called in the afternoon and arranged lifts for Sunday. We watched "On her Majesty's secret service" at night.
31st of March 1983
I went to Bertha's and Jane went out with Krista. Bud brought Gerald's last tax and some holiday money. Kathryn called to see Gerald.
30th of March 1983
I went to the chemists to collect his prescription in a carrier (where do we put them?). Then MORE orange bags came! Went to choir with Anne
29th of March 1983
I went to the Easter Service at school and it was nice. Jane was reading a verse. Freda rang. Made two fruit loaves. Did the ironing.
28th of March 1983
27th of March 1983
Margaret came to see us just as we were dozing. Peter brought me some "blue grass" from Frankfurt for Dylan sitting!
26th of March 1983
Gerald had his salt bath. Washed his 'jamas again and got them out before it rained. H.R.I. appointment card came. Went to pay the papers.
25th of March 1983
Jane went for her first swimming lesson of the new term and did very well. We go at 4.30 now so it is better, we can have tea later
24th of March 1983
I can tell he's home! twice as much washing up. The Nurse came. Gerald had a salt bath. Mam came just as I was going out to Tony's.
23rd of March 1983
Gerald rang to say he could come home so Margaret took us to collect him. We got home about quarter past five. I rang several people.
22nd of March 1983
Did the ironing. Tony took Jane and I to see Gerald. He is on a full diet now. Mam rang and then Louie.
21st of March 1983
20th of March 1983
19th of March 1983
Went to see Gerald and he had had 27 more stitches out and had some good news.
18th of March 1983
Went to see Gerald and Ron took me and Tony brought me back. He had lost 12 stitches and his catheter and been for a walk.
17th of March 1983
Went to get Gerald's sick pay and then to see him. He had had more food. As Dorothy and Gordon were going at night I stayed in for a change
16th of March 1983
15th of March 1983
Phones are very useful but!.... I got the ironing done despite running at answer the phone. ... Gerald had his drip out. On liquids now.
14th of March 1983
Jane and I went to tea at Edna's and then Ron took me to see Gerald. He had had his other operation and is allowed small drinks of tea now.
13th of March 1983
After lunch Mary and Norman came and took Jane and I to see Gerald. It was very hectic in the ward moving beds about.
12th of March 1983
Anne & Keith took Jane and I to see Gerald and he had his nose tube out and was having sips of water.
11th of March 1983
Went to see him at night and the charge nurse said he had a chest infection. Was a bit worried. Tony gave me a lift there and back.
10th of March 1983
No chance of doing any work - hooray! Went to see Gerald on my bike and he was definitely improving. ... He had a colostomy.
9th of March 1983
Gerald's operation day. Mam and I kept busy. M took me to see Gerald who was like more or less what I imagined. He was tired and in pain
8th of March 1983
Tony took me to see Gerald who was all ready for the "off". Jane was fussy as he rang her before she went to sleep.
7th of March 1983
Margaret brought me some daffodils which was a nice thought. Tony took me to hospital at night and Gerald was on a liquid diet.
6th of March 1983
Tony took Gerald to hospital and I went along too. Had a bad night.
5th of March 1983
Our choir sang in the Musical Festival and won with 171. We were all pleased. Picked Mam up. Had quite a busy time on the phone!!
4th of March 1983
Didn't like seeing Gerald go off to hospital and hope he is back soon * ... * He was back sooner than expected!!
3rd of March 1983
Went to our concert and it was very good. Our songs didn't do too badly. Uncle Ernie brought us home - quite a pantomime!
2nd of March 1983
1st of March 1983
Went with Gerald to Infirmary and got his results. He has to go back at the weekend for an operation. Lets hope this will do the job.
28th of February 1983
Not a bad wash day. It dried quite a lot of the clothes outside. It was a cold wind even though there was some sun. Got the ironing done.
27th of February 1983
Gerald mended Jane's satchel strap. He sorted the compost heap out and there were some good worms for Norman's fish!
26th of February 1983
I did quite a bit of mending and didn't particularly enjoy it. Jane went to pay the papers for me. We had a quiet hour or so reading.
25th of February 1983
Gerald went to Doctors and got another certificate. Watched T.V. and I did some crochet. Went to Voluntary Hospitals and got £8
24th of February 1983
Jane went with school to the transport museum. Bud came with Gerald's tax rebate and a present from the men at work. Very nice too.
23rd of February 1983
Got a nice surprise in the post from Soc. Sec. and things looked a bit brighter. Took Mam home and went down Hessle Road to do some shopping
22nd of February 1983
It was lovely and sunny after a frosty start. Mam dusted round for me. I made a bramble and apple pie. Edna called for a cuppa. Freda rang.
21st of February 1983
The doctor wants me to try without drops for three months. Gerald was able to come home after his operation so Tony brought him
20th of February 1983
Ron took Gerald to hospital and brought me back. There are some good friends about. Went to see him in the afternoon and evening
19th of February 1983
Gerald had a bath ready for his "holiday". Freda and Eric came and we had a nice evening.
18th of February 1983
Called at Mam's for coffee. Had a quiet afternoon - snoozing. Was a bit better thank goodness.
17th of February 1983
At night I went to the theatre to see the Ballet as guest of Edna and Margaret. It was the London City Ballet and was exceedingly good.
16th of February 1983
Jane has developed a heavy cold. Lynda did some shopping for me at Asda. I went on the bus to choir and it was a nice evening.
15th of February 1983
We had a social afternoon at M.U. which everyone seemed to enjoy. We made £9 towards the roof fund. Went to Keep Fit and worked hard.
14th of February 1983
Gerald had to go out to do several jobs. Jane wasn't too bad but we took her to see Dr and he gave us some anti-biotics for her.
13th of February 1983
It was quite mild and most of the snow had gone. Jane had several nightmares during the evening and night
12th of February 1983
A cold day. The snow is moving nicely. Jane has a cough again. Had a nice lunch. Made some flapjack and fridge biscuits.
11th of February 1983
We both went to see Dr, Gerald got another certificate for 2 weeks. I got some sleeping tablets.
10th of February 1983
Gerald got his appointment in the post - cancelled by phone later!! Took Jane to dentists which cost me 42p. So we walked back!
9th of February 1983
Paid telefusion rental. Got Gerald's sick pay. Came home with a headache. Had a quiet afternoon. Jane had some lines to do.
8th of February 1983
Woke up to a covering of snow. I did the ironing and then made a stew for lunch. Doug took Joan and I to help get the jumble ready.
7th of February 1983
6th of February 1983
5th of February 1983
Krista came to play after lunch and they were good. I did some of my crochet. Watched T.V. after tea. A cold day again.
4th of February 1983
3rd of February 1983
Nice and bright again but icy cold. Washed the outside windows (under supervision). Gerald rang the hospital and they are ringing back.
2nd of February 1983
Mam was at our house when I got back. After lunch we dusted and cleaned the stairs, hall & rooms. Jane stayed at school to play netball.
1st of February 1983
What a rough day. Gale (10) force winds. The Norland was unable to come in for its civic reception.
31st of January 1983
A light covering of snow. Very cold. I did the washing and got it all dried and ironed after lunch.
30th of January 1983
The first snow - of a sort! Quite a lot colder. Had a cooked lunch. Had 3 games of Yahtzee and I won one. Edna came. Watched the film.
29th of January 1983
We went to a lovely meal at Margaret's. Beef & veg, Apple Pie, Custard and ice cream. We played Game of Life. It's quite a good game.
28th of January 1983
Gerald got the car going to take him to Doctors - another two weeks! Bud came with Tax Rebate. Margaret came to invite us to a meal
27th of January 1983
Quite a mild day but quite rough across mid-day - the bridge was closed. Had a very busy morning cleaning upstairs. Was a bit irritable.
26th of January 1983
At night we all went to see "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and it was very good entertainment.
25th of January 1983
Went off early to Sutton Annexe for my check up and was discharged. Was only in 5 minutes. I did the ironing and Eric came to see Gerald.
24th of January 1983
23rd of January 1983
Did some crochet whilst watching afternoon T.V. Had a salad tea (without tomatoes and cue!)
22nd of January 1983
21st of January 1983
After lunch went to shop and washed the altar linen at last! Gerald gave me a good help with the worst bit, the ironing.
20th of January 1983
We had a quiet afternoon, Gerald finished his third jiggy. ... Bud came with some money, worked it out as best we could.
19th of January 1983
At last I got the kitchenette cleaned and even the floor!! Lynda called in. Gerald was doing jigsaws. Anne rang, also Louie and Eileen
18th of January 1983
It was a nice morning. Edna, Margaret and I went to Keep Fit at Costello. We enjoyed it and it was more like we were looking for.
17th of January 1983
Got the ironing done despite a few interruptions. Gerald went to Doctors and got a certificate for 2 weeks.
16th of January 1983
Mam dusted for me. It was a nice sunny morning. We played cards with Jane, but only for tiddly winks!
15th of January 1983
John Wharam took us to church and we did a good job of the Music hall. It went much quicker and we got home about 11 o'clock.
14th of January 1983
At night we had a rehearsal of the Music hall and it was very late when we finished.
13th of January 1983
Had a 'getting ready for music hall' afternoon. Bud came with Gerald's wages and some forms.
12th of January 1983
Gerald went off with Margaret at 8.20. I called at Mam's with her wool. Gerald got back at 11.30. He wasn't too bad.
11th of January 1983
Gerald was on 'diet day'. I did the ironing and he did some jobs on the sewing machine.
10th of January 1983
Corporation buses were off the road so I had to go earlier to the Deanery meeting. However we got home O.K.
9th of January 1983
We had to go for a rehearsal in the hall for the Music hall. It wasn't too bad.
8th of January 1983
We had a nice lunch. Afterwards Gerald and I went shopping and called at Mams while Jane was at Ian's party. Mam bought me another picture.
7th of January 1983
Gerald came home for lunch as he had to go to see Mr Lee at the Infirmary. He has to go for X-rays and tests - a bit worrying.
6th of January 1983
Quite a bit of excitement in the town as there was a bomb scare. Luckily all was well.
5th of January 1983
In the afternoon having got the tree etc down, I thoroughly cleaned the room.
4th of January 1983
Got the Christmas tree decorations dusted and packed. It was communion at M.U. and although we were a bit short in numbers it was O.K.
3rd of January 1983
Gerald had to go back to work - shame. I did the washing although I had to persuade myself. However I got it dried and ironed before tea.
2nd of January 1983
Gerald went to collect Mam at 5pm and we all went to Margaret & Tony's for a lovely meal. After tea we all played the Game of Life
1st of January 1983
Elizabeth, Ken, James and Edna came. Mam & Jane were playing games. She went home (minus handbag) at 4pm.
31st of December 1982
30th of December 1982
29th of December 1982
Gerald was seeing to the car. My cold was improving. Removed some of the Christmas prezzies and Jane wrote some thank-you letters.
27th of December 1982
We had a simple lunch and then Gerald took Mam home and got her fire going. Had a restful afternoon and Gerald and Jane got tea ready.
26th of December 1982
We went for our Christmas drink with Margaret and Tony. Kathryn was there and Jonathon & Katherine came for their lunch.
25th of December 1982
Jane was awake early. It was very mild. We had our breakfast and then opened our presents. We got some very nice things.
24th of December 1982
Went to pick Muam up. I had a throaty cough. Got all the presents sorted out. Gerald and I went to Midnight Mass.
23rd of December 1982
Took Jane to Mams and then I went to have my hair done. They were very busy and we had sherry. I went to Mams for my lunch and it was nice.
22nd of December 1982
Gerald took us to do our shopping - the shops weren't too bad. Gerald was watching a film. He went to Tony's.
21st of December 1982
We got the Christmas cake iced. Snow scene again!
20th of December 1982
19th of December 1982
Went to Gordon's for a family gathering and we had a very nice buffet tea and an entertaining time. It wasn't too late when we got home
18th of December 1982
Got the tree up after tea and then spent ages making Jane a fancy dress. It looks OK anyhow.
17th of December 1982
Gerald went for a hair-cut. He took the Guides to Castle Hill carol singing. I went to a song practice at Annes
16th of December 1982
Despite two efforts to stop me I got the new vacuum hose tried out. It worked O.K.
15th of December 1982
Gerald had to go for a chest x-ray and called in at the Cubs evening for the pickled onions.
14th of December 1982
I went to have my hair permed and it definitely feels much better. Jane went to her school social in her new dress. Gerald was chauffeur.
13th of December 1982
12th of December 1982
and finally in terrible fog to the Spinners Concert at the Theatre which was very good indeed.
11th of December 1982
A hectic day! Gerald was at work in the morning then he went shopping. I wrote all the cards. We put the almond icing on the cake.
10th of December 1982
It was the Music Night and it was very enjoyable. Jane and I sang Silent Night and she sang with the Guides. Got her sorted out!!!
9th of December 1982
At night we all went to see the Concert and Nativity Play and it was very good. There were a lot there.
8th of December 1982
Decided to have an "unwind" day. Called at Mrs Thompsons and Mrs Parks. It was a very cold win. Did some knitting.
7th of December 1982
Went down Hessle Road and got one 'big job' done. Came back and wrote MU cards and made sandwiches. It was our party and it went very well.
6th of December 1982
Quite bright but cold. I did the washing and dried it inside. Went to town and got more shopping done.
5th of December 1982
4th of December 1982
After lunch we went down Hessle Road to do a bit more of our Christmas shopping. It was very cold again.
3rd of December 1982
2nd of December 1982
Margaret took us to the YPI for our concert which turned out very enjoyable even though it was hot.
1st of December 1982
I made some scones and a chocolate cake which looks a bit flat. Rushed to town after lunch to get some more presents.
30th of November 1982
Lynda gave me a lift to the town. I did quite a bit of shopping and was quite tired.
29th of November 1982
28th of November 1982
I baked some fruit loaves and Gerald cleaned my basket chair. He then did some gardening. I vacuumed the stairs and hall.
27th of November 1982
26th of November 1982
I went to Tranby Stores and bought a brown teapot and an orange lampshade. Used Lynda's pressure cooker again to do the pud again.
25th of November 1982
With the help of Lynda's pressure cooker I made a Chrissy Pud. It looks ok.
24th of November 1982
Gerald took me to choir as it as raining. We were having to work very hard on our concert. It was a bit worrying knowing it is so near
23rd of November 1982
It was MU and we had a service and the A.G.M. Both went all right. Went to help at the jumble Sale. Brownies. They made £48.
22nd of November 1982
Went to the Eye Clinic and was a bit upset as have to have more drops! However, I suppose my sight is more important than any inconvenience
21st of November 1982
After lunch we made our Christmas cake. It looks a bit odd but may be all right. Went to a practice for the Music hall. A bit of a shambles.
20th of November 1982
Jane and I went to the Hall and were there first. Had our lunch at home and then went back to the Fair.
19th of November 1982
18th of November 1982
Got the curtains machined and ironed and then hit a snag! trying to put them up. However after thinking about it I managed OK.
17th of November 1982
Was doing a few more bits to the bedroom. Had a go at altering the curtains.
16th of November 1982
Very cold again. I went to town to pay T.V. and the Gas Bill. Did a few odd jobs and was home by 11. Did the ironing.
14th of November 1982
We got home just after half past eight. Jane didn't need much rocking.
13th of November 1982
Leightons came to lay the bedroom carpet after lunch, only took three quarters of an hour. Gerald was dismantling the wardrobe when he came!
12th of November 1982
I got the lampshade on and it looks bonny. Lynda came for a cuppa.
11th of November 1982
I got on and vacuumed and dusted the bits I could see! Jane stayed lunch. Edna, Mam and I went to our Musical afternoon at the YPI.
10th of November 1982
Lynda and I went to Judy's China & Glassware party. There were some lovely things but were they pricey!
9th of November 1982
I did the rest of the ironing and then spent ages filling in the bare patches on the wall left by the roller! It was a very hard job
8th of November 1982
7th of November 1982
Gerald did the ceiling again and then (with a bit of help from me) did the walls with the mushroom emulsion.
6th of November 1982
It does get dark so early. Jane was at Mam's for the afternoon and had her tea there.
5th of November 1982
I went on my bike down Hessle Road and called at Leightons - and saw a carpet at the right price! Took Gerald along later and he liked it
4th of November 1982
Went to see Bertha and it was quite a decent afternoon. Jane stayed lunch as it was her guitar practice. Gerald was working overtime.
3rd of November 1982
Gerald went back to work after his "holiday". Jane went with school round the old town.
2nd of November 1982
At night went to help at the Guides jumble Sale. There was a bit of excitement with smoke issuing forth from the "Ladies"
1st of November 1982
Gerald and I got quite a lot of the papering done and its looking good. Mam rang to say that she was having the doctor. A throat virus.
31st of October 1982
after doing a few odd jobs we got started papering the ceiling at 12 o'clock. After a few problems we finished at 6 o'clock
30th of October 1982
At night we went to the Barn Dance at church and we had a good time. There were about 50-60 there. Man went this time.
29th of October 1982
Jane was much better but Gerald's cough is still bad. Is it whooping cough?
28th of October 1982
Mam came after lunch to see the patient. Unfortunately it was the Guide outing to Bradford which Jane had to miss.
27th of October 1982
As we had a bad night with Jane we took her to see Dr. Lightfoot - another virus. She slept while we were finishing the walls.
26th of October 1982
We were very busy. I did the ironing, made a cake and then helped to strip the wall-paper. We got three walls done.
25th of October 1982
I went to a bazaar meeting at Gladys' and Gerald was pumping the cellar out.
24th of October 1982
We had an entertaining afternoon at the G.P.O. Open Day quite by chance I saw a piece in the mail. In aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind.
23rd of October 1982
Jane still has a cough but she went to help with the Guides car wash - they made £25. It was a lovely day.
22nd of October 1982
We watched "Its a knockout" and the English team were better.
21st of October 1982
A busy morning but not much to show for it except a nice apple pie. Jane stayed lunch. Had pancakes for tea.
20th of October 1982
Looked in town for a coat and saw two or three POSSIBILITIES! Mam had better luck and got one. Went to choir at night and it was good.
19th of October 1982
After lunch I did the ironing and then had a rest which I enjoyed. Gerald worked late but his cough is still a nuisance.
18th of October 1982
We all went to WAGS Night at church. A bit of a shambles but they made £70+
17th of October 1982
After lunch went to see Dad's flowers and his name in the Book of Remembrance. Then to buy Mam a toilet seat. Had a nice tea.
16th of October 1982
As it was a bad day we couldn't take Jane to the fair which was a disappointment of course. Gerald went to shop and then we played scrabble.
15th of October 1982
It was coldish but bright. Gerald went to Doctors. He also cut his finger at work.
14th of October 1982
13th of October 1982
We had no choir practice. I was fed up of listening to Gerald coughing.
12th of October 1982
I went to the theatre with Edna and Margaret to see 'Sleeping Beauty' the Vienna Ballet. It was very good.
11th of October 1982
Went to pay Berthas rent before Jane got up. Gerald is still coughing. He went to the P.C.C. meeting and I was just lazy.
10th of October 1982
We had our Celebration Service and although there were not very many there - 50 or so - they all enjoyed it apparently. The service was nice
9th of October 1982
We watched the closing of the games. We did very well with medals. 38 Gold, one behind Australia
8th of October 1982
Gerald has swopped his holidays which is a bit of a shame as his cough is still nasty. Edna brought me some more apples!
7th of October 1982
It was our concert at night which went quite well. It was raining again! Gerald worked again.
6th of October 1982
I made a cake and some pastry for Sunday. Jane helped peel apples. Mam came after lunch and I went to town and for my drops.
5th of October 1982
Jane was helping me. We stewed apples and I put a pie in the freezer for Sunday also a chocolate cake and pastry for a quiche
4th of October 1982
Mam and I went to the Harvest Supper and it was a good evening
3rd of October 1982
Gerald chopped wood, bottles his wine again and made some more marmalade. He was a bit chesty.
2nd of October 1982
1st of October 1982
30th of September 1982
We watched the opening of the Commonwealth Games which was good. Gerald was working overtime.
29th of September 1982
I began to think I was getting better so I had a light tea. Went to choir and we had a good practice and worked hard. Paid my subs.
28th of September 1982
Went to sort the jumble and then at night to sell it. We did very well. Over £50. We were very pleased.
27th of September 1982
26th of September 1982
25th of September 1982
Krista came to play. Wrote to Bertha. Jane was coughing a lot.
24th of September 1982
Gerald took us to ASDA but their prices are going up. It came very rough and rainy.
23rd of September 1982
Gerald came home at 4.30 and took us both to the Doctors. Jane's chest etc O.K. catarrh in the throat.
22nd of September 1982
Didn't do very much but laze about. Jane has developed a nasty cough as well. I did not go to the choir practice felt too "heady"
21st of September 1982
Another "bitsa" morning. Made a chocolate cake. It turned out O.K. It was M.U. and we had a service and discussion of arrangements.
19th of September 1982
18th of September 1982
Gerald was at work and Jane was nattering as she was bored. No-one to play with. I made an apple and bramble pie and it was lovely.
17th of September 1982
Jane brought Pipa the gerbil home to stay for the weekend and it is quite nice
16th of September 1982
A very warm sunny day. I went to see Mam and went to post office with her. Had my lunch there too.
15th of September 1982
A catching up day. A bit misty early on. Got a bath before Jane went then I did a job I don't like - altar linen. However did manage better.
14th of September 1982
13th of September 1982
12th of September 1982
A lovely sunny morning for the open air service. We took the M.U. banner - Freda, Joan and I - sailing along like a galleon.
11th of September 1982
Made some scones and chocolate slice and a cake. Had our lunch and then went to do refreshments at the Combined Charities afternoon
10th of September 1982
I went to Grandways on my bike and did the shopping but had a bit of trouble with the volume!
9th of September 1982
Got up and got on with vim and vigour. Washed the nets and the windows and sorted the bedrooms out.
8th of September 1982
Back to school. Very blustery day but quite a lot of sunshine. I went to have my hair set and then typed more letters.
7th of September 1982
6th of September 1982
Jane was at guides, Gerald at PCC and I did the ironing. Molly took the kneeler again. Sad that.
5th of September 1982
Not a bad morning. We had a lie in. Gerald picked beans and I gave some away and froze the rest. Jane went to Kerrie's to play.
4th of September 1982
Gerald at work. Ah well! A breezy morning. Eventually Krista came to play. I blanched some cabbage for the freezer.
3rd of September 1982
Mam, Jane and I went to town and it was warm. I came back with a headache. I had a rest after lunch and it eventually went.
2nd of September 1982
Mam came hoping to see James Robert but they were late coming. They did call for half an hour later on We picked some plums and beans.
1st of September 1982
We went to see Bertha and it was nice and sunny. Jane got her wish and went to Kerrie's after tea. I was reading. Margaret called.
31st of August 1982
30th of August 1982
We left at 11am and took Mam to Hornsea. Went to the Mere and an antique fair at the Floral Hall which was a complete change.
29th of August 1982
28th of August 1982
A nice warm day. We made some jam - a bit dodgy. Had a nice lunch. Krista came to play with Jane, which was a good job as she was 'bored'
27th of August 1982
Mam, Jane and I went to town. After lunch we picked beans and brambles and made some jam. Edna came with some plums and the jam pan!
26th of August 1982
Gerald was working overtime. Jane had a bath. I was reading but also had a headache. We had a thunderstorm but it didn't last long
25th of August 1982
Went to see Bertha and got her pension. Jane went brambling with guides. Gerald was working overtime. Started the kneeler.
24th of August 1982
Kerrie came again to play and Mollie came to help design the kneeler. Went to shop to buy some wool.
23rd of August 1982
22nd of August 1982
We had a lie in but Mam rang to disturb us to see if we were going to church. Gerald's cold was bothering him a bit so we had a lazy day.
21st of August 1982
Jane got her music theory exam result - 87 marks. Very good.
20th of August 1982
Mam came for lunch and tea as it was her birthday. We had a cake with candle. Gerald took us to do our shopping in Hessle.
19th of August 1982
Made a cake and a jelly for Mam's 'party'. I did a bit of dusting and on the whole felt a bit better with no headache.
18th of August 1982
Had a quiet afternoon and did Spaghetti Bolognese for tea. Gerald was working "overtime" (on my bike). He has a cold now.
17th of August 1982
Jane didn't wake up very early so I laid in as well. It was quite chilly with a strongish wind.
16th of August 1982
Jane and I went to town with Mam. She got her shopping done.
15th of August 1982
We took the bags of rubbish to the tip and then picked 6lbs of Brambles from Itlings Lane. We were all prickled and scratched.
14th of August 1982
13th of August 1982
We took Mam to Fergus for a drink at night and she enjoyed it. We called at Margaret & Tony's for half an hour to take the plant.
12th of August 1982
11th of August 1982
10th of August 1982
We went to Windermere via the Hawkshead Ferry and had a walk round Lakeland Plastics and Bowness.
9th of August 1982
We had a look at Grange-Over-Sands which is a bit quiet. I rang Mam and its been better weather in Hull. It cleared up again later.
8th of August 1982
Had a quiet day at Anne's as Keith and the boys were going off to Scotland. Actually I was glad of the breathing space.
7th of August 1982
6th of August 1982
Anne and the three of us went to Kirkstone Galleries and then on to Ambleside. Busy but not as bad as sometimes.
5th of August 1982
Had a good dollop of Bolognese for our evening meal. Its a good lodge this! The waistline will suffer.
4th of August 1982
It was a bit rainy to begin with but warm. We went to the Centenary show at Cartmel and it was very hot.
3rd of August 1982
We set off for Broughton at 10.30 and arrived at 3.30pm after a good journey. Keith was busy in the garden and I was watching!
2nd of August 1982
Went down Hessle Road to Boyes - Gerald and I were at loggerheads again. Came back and did the washing. It was very hot.
1st of August 1982
We had a 'do' with Jane and I lost my temper.
31st of July 1982
Gerald took us down Hessle Road to do some odd bits of shopping. After lunch he was working on the car and I did the washing
30th of July 1982
Mam, Jane & I went to town shopping. We got her some new shoes. Mam came for lunch. It was quite sunny and warm and Mam was in the garden.
29th of July 1982
We went with Edna and Ron to Grappenhall to Johnathan and Catherine's wedding which was very enjoyable. It was a lovely meal and lasted ages
28th of July 1982
Took Jane on our bikes to the dentists. The hygienist was pleased with her. We looked after Mac while Edna & Ron were at a Funeral.
27th of July 1982
Got to Mam's about 1:20pm. She did me chicken and chips. We left at 3pm and Jane went out to play. Gerald was working overtime.
26th of July 1982
25th of July 1982
Quite a warm day. Gerald was mending the car and I made a chocolate cake. Called for Jane's denims.
24th of July 1982
After lunch Gerald was seeing to my bike and later on I cut some dead rose heads off. Krista came to play so Jane was happy about that.
23rd of July 1982
22nd of July 1982
A bit drizzly which was a pity as it was Edna's coffee morning. However we had a nice time and made £5.50 for the altar cloth fund.
21st of July 1982
I did the majority of the ironing upstairs in the back bedroom. Gerald got the grass cut and it looked much better.
20th of July 1982
Made some buns and called at Mrs Thompsons before going to the dentist for a filling and clean & polish.
19th of July 1982
18th of July 1982
17th of July 1982
16th of July 1982
15th of July 1982
At last did some cleaning. We now have a decent bathroom and are clean to the bottom of the stairs.
14th of July 1982
Went to town and got myself some sandals. Got Jane a PVC mac from Shirleys.
13th of July 1982
It was Bethune Sports day and we quite enjoyed it. Jane didn't do too bad. I was helping with the refreshments. Mam went.
12th of July 1982
11th of July 1982
It was the final of the World Cup - Italy and Germany. Italy won.
10th of July 1982
A lovely day. We went to Alton Towers with the Guides & Brownies and it was very hot. I enjoyed it more than last year
9th of July 1982
We took Jane to swimming and then picked Mam up as we were going to Joan Cash's party. It was very nice indeed with a lovely supper.
8th of July 1982
Jane went to Suzanne Foster's to make jam. She came in with paint on her shirt and skirt.
7th of July 1982
At night Gerald and I went on a Treasure Hunt with John and Lynda and we enjoyed it. We got lost once or twice
6th of July 1982
A busy morning doing jobs. Made some buns.
5th of July 1982
A nice wash day. But the plug got too hot and so I had to abandon the job.
4th of July 1982
We had a lay in until 9-30. Lazybones. Gerald cut the grass and I cut some of the roses and peonies down.
3rd of July 1982
We went to shop and then to the Garth Garden Party. Gerald wasn't helping this year. I was driving myself mad with the jigsaw.
2nd of July 1982
1st of July 1982
30th of June 1982
Felt a bit weary and depressed especially when Jane said she had to have £3 to spend on her outing!
29th of June 1982
I did not do very much at all. I was reading while Gerald watched England v West Germany in the World Cup.
28th of June 1982
Hospital day. Early start. I was first on the list. Nothing at all to worry about. The doctors and nurses were very kind and informative.
27th of June 1982
After lunch called at Gilberdyke Strawberry fields and picked over 4lbs of gorgeous fruit.
26th of June 1982
I got Gerald into town again. It must be a record! We went to collect my velvet jacket, it's a rich colour.
25th of June 1982
Made a cake and it collapsed rather around the edge.
24th of June 1982
Our bank account was solvent enough to pay the rates at last!
23rd of June 1982
I went on my bike to choir (saving time and money!) We worked hard again.
22nd of June 1982
I walked to Louie's in the pouring rain for an M.U. Committee meeting. Then went to Trekkers. Not too bad really.
21st of June 1982
20th of June 1982
Had an hour or so on the Pier and it was enjoyable as there was an accordion band playing.
19th of June 1982
After lunch we took Jane to the town to do her Grade 1 music theory exam. Gerald and I went down to the market.
18th of June 1982
Went to Mams for coffee. After lunch I made some cakes and then went to shop. We took Jane swimming and it was very cold again.
17th of June 1982
I was reading while Gerald was watching football.
16th of June 1982
I went to choir on my bike, it seems silly not to do so on a nice night. We were doing a hard song again and it was hard work.
15th of June 1982
Jane and I went to the dentists at 9am on our bikes. She was at school by 9.45.
14th of June 1982
I did the ironing in the afternoon and Mam came having lost her key! Jane went to Guides and I was doing some more of my bedspread.
13th of June 1982
Mam came for tea - she invited herself - she did some sewing for us
12th of June 1982
After lunch I did some more weeding and Gerald went to cut the church grass. At night Mary, Norman & Dorothy came and we had a nice evening
11th of June 1982
Later took Jane to the T.S.B. to get some of her money out as there was no swimming.
10th of June 1982
I really had to do some dusting. I even vacuumed the suite. It took me all the morning but I was satisfied when I had finished.
9th of June 1982
Walked from Clough Road to Boulevard. What a fool I am. In the afternoon I washed the windows outside and back way inside.
8th of June 1982
Gerald went to see Eric about a mirror and came back with shoes ... 2 pairs!
7th of June 1982
I went to town and did my feet ache! It was very hot. I did not do the ironing as my feet ached.
6th of June 1982
We had to abandon our outing with Mam. We picked her up and she came for tea. We went to the Foreshore but it was very murky
5th of June 1982
Went to shop and then went to Hornsea south side again. It was very hot! Took the sunbed. We had our tea at the Mere and got home about 7.15
4th of June 1982
We had a grand day again. We had our picnic on Flamboro' cliffs and then had a couple of hours on the beach and it was lovely.
3rd of June 1982
2nd of June 1982
After lunch we took Mam to Hornsea. Were able to go on the beach and then went to the Mere and it was glorious.
1st of June 1982
31st of May 1982
In the afternoon we had a run to Beverley Westwood and it was grand! Edna called later with a book of walks. I went to sleep during the film
30th of May 1982
It was very hot and we were in the garden. Gerald was busy. He set the beans and made a frame for them. I did a lot of weeding
29th of May 1982
28th of May 1982
Mam and I went to see Jane at the Festival. One disaster and one Certificate.
27th of May 1982
Went to see Bertha and took the books back to the library. Lynda came with her photos. Gerald went to Synod.
26th of May 1982
Went to choir and it was jolly hard work learning new songs. The altos were outnumbered.
25th of May 1982
Jane had been at the Musical Festival with the mime. They came last!
24th of May 1982
Jane went to Guides and they did a sponsored pea pick It was quite rough.
23rd of May 1982
We washed Jane's hair and Gerald cut her fringe. She was much better. We had a nice tea and then watched television.
22nd of May 1982
Gerald was sawing wood. I made some buns. I was embroidering while Gerald was watching the Cup Final. It wasn't very exciting.
21st of May 1982
Lynda and I did our shopping and also Mam's as she was staying with Jane. I left my meat at the shop! Gerald called to pick it up.
20th of May 1982
We had a quiet afternoon embroidering and we both enjoyed it. I had to miss the M.U. Festival Service but it couldn't be helped.
19th of May 1982
Rather tired so laid in til 9. It took ages to do anything. I went to shop for some drink for Jane.
18th of May 1982
Jane was in bed until later on in the afternoon. Her temperature was still a bit high so we went to the Doctors.
17th of May 1982
Jane came in from school quite upset about the teacher doing the mime. It turned out she was feverish so went to bed instead of Guides.
16th of May 1982
Gerald got my sunblind up and it appears to be all right. After lunch I did some weeding and Gerald cut the grass.
15th of May 1982
Picked Freda and Eric up and we all went to Withernsea. It was very misty but we enjoyed the change.
14th of May 1982
13th of May 1982
Mary rang up to ask for some worms.
12th of May 1982
Gerald had a sunny birthday.
11th of May 1982
Another mild day. The gardens need rain. It was our Devon Cream Tea at M.U. and we had a successful afternoon.
10th of May 1982
We had a Social Committee Meeting here. Our new suite was admired.
9th of May 1982
After tea we went for a walk on the bridge just halfway across and back. Most enjoyable it was too.
8th of May 1982
7th of May 1982
Then John, Lynda, Alan, Eve & I went to the Bowling alley and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had lunch there and then had a drink at The Bridges.
6th of May 1982
Despite opposition from the Telephone Dept. I got the upstairs de-fluffed! Jane stayed lunch.
5th of May 1982
Did the ironing and typed Beverley's play.
4th of May 1982
Joan and I went to get the jumble sorted. Quite a lot there before us. We went to the sale at night and we made £32+. Not bad.
3rd of May 1982
After lunch, rather hurried, we went to church for the Mayday Gala. The Maypole dance went well, despite a gale blowing.
2nd of May 1982
1st of May 1982
We got up at 8 o'clock and went to Hessle to do our shopping. I spent quite a lot more than usual! Quite worrying.
30th of April 1982
Mam & I went to town as Lynda was busy. Mam bought me two pictures for the dining room. Anton Pieck.
29th of April 1982
I ironed, with much difficulty, the curtains and hung them up. Then was worried about them matching - Mam said she liked the room very much.
28th of April 1982
I made a cake and it was a disaster. It went in my trifle!
27th of April 1982
I did the story at Trekkers, not very well, Gerald collected us.
26th of April 1982
It was a nice day. I only did half the washing and then went to town and got a nasty blister. I didn't have much success looking for a blind
25th of April 1982
We had a run to Paull and a lovely walk along the bank. It was a beautiful evening and there were quite a few boats moving in the River.