Ballet for the Boys; a full house; “a nasty shock”; the serene Evonne Goolagong; a bus-driver’s kindness; new neighbours; Brother’s rehabilitation, and difficult times helped by friends.
It is April 1971, Easter-time, and Jane Elizabeth, Geoffrey and Robin are staying at The Ridge while Barry visits Scotland. On the 9th, another Good Friday when Gran is unable to find time to attend Church at Compton, she writes that she:
…took them for a walk, first through the Pinewood and past the pathetic lake, and then up Lakewood Road where we watched two Grey Squirrels gambolling about together. We turned into Hocombe Road and came home through the roads which run through what used to be the woods. Certainly the blossom in the gardens at present compensates a little but nothing can really recompense naturalists for the loss of the wonderful natural habitats we once had.
And they are out again on the afternoon of the following day, exposing the boys to a bit of culture! They go to Southampton, she says: [Read more…] about Forty Years in Chandler’s Ford – a Journal (Part 133)