Friday 1st February
Mother in bed today with her ankle. Bought a book at Boots. Stayed upstairs with Mother and read and played cards a bit.
Saturday 2nd February
Nancy and Valerie came and stopped to tea. Had some fun playing with them. Zona was coming but didn’t. Did prep at night in Mum’s room.
Sunday 3rd February
Went out in the car, but didn’t go to Grandma’s. Stopped with mother at night and had some fun.
Monday 4th February
Had a nice day. Have fallen out with Nancy and Margaret. Mother up again. Went to see The Sinister Man. It was lovely. Did nails, but couldn’t find polish.
Tuesday 5th February
Am friends with Margaret and Nancy again. Stopped in at night and read my book. Have a sore throat and am very tired.
Wednesday 6th February
Went to school but was sent home because I had a sore throat. Finished my book in bed and am lonely now.
Thursday 7th February
Doctor came and thinks I shall have scarlet fever. I hope not. No spots yet.
Friday 8th February
Spots appeared. Doctor says I shall have to go to hospital. I am like a pickled beetroot.
Saturday 9th February
Doctor came and says I am just the same. I am going to let Mum do my diary until I am better.
Sunday 10th February
Didn’t have much of a day. Quiet as per usual. Read a book at night.
Monday 11th February
Doctor didn’t come. My throat a lot better. Medical man called. Thinks I shall have to go in hospital on Wednesday
Tuesday 12th February
My wrists ache. Doctor came and is changing my medicine. Nurse came to take me to Lodgemoor.
Wednesday 13th February
Have written to Irene. Sent her a lovely card.
Thursday 14th February
Irene’s number is in the paper amongst the ill but satisfactory. Writing to her tonight. Dad gone out.
Friday 15th February
Feel poorly myself so shall go to bed. Temperature 101.
Saturday 16th February
Sent for doctor. Must stay in bed. Very sorry shall not be able to see Irene.
Sunday 17th February
Dad and Rhonda gone to Irene. I’m still in bed poorly.
Monday 18th February
Dad’s birthday. I feel a little better, so shall try and get up. Written to Irene.
Tuesday 19th February
Irene still progressing favourably.
Wednesday 20th February
Sent Irene some chocs and toffees. Dad went to see Dracula.
Thursday 21st February
Dad poorly with flu. Stayed in bed all day. Have sent for Doctor.
Friday 22nd February
Have written to Zona and asked her to write to Irene. Doctor Mac says both of us have flu.
Saturday 23rd February
Daddy still very poorly, but it does not do him good to sympathise with him.
Sunday 24th February
Another Sunday I can’t go and see Irene.
Monday 25th February
Sent Irene a parcel.
Tuesday 26th February
Wanted to go to London but can’t go so shall have to go Wednesday. Wrote Irene.
Wednesday 27th February
Went to London. Beautiful day.
Thursday 28th February
Went to pictures – saw Al Jolson in Jazz Singer.