THE GHASTLY GERUND
THURSDAY, 5 JAN
Revised Eng. Lang. today and did pretty well. Went right through grammar note-book, my rough books and ‘Key Facts’. My worst point is vocabulary.
The Holloways picked us up at 2 and took us and Nicholas to that place in Kingwood for the tennis films. One was that fantastic 1954 Davis Cup match with Rosewell and Hoad that they showed last year - Mr Stonebridge said it's the best tennis we've ever probably seen. Chump and me (but not Nicholas) ended up in such fits of giggles about Mr Stonebridge’s corny jokes that he actually made a corny joke about us! It nearly killed us.
Got a letter from Joy today, with a photo of us taken in her Antibes flat - honestly, we were so brown. It makes me fed up to see the colour of my skin now.
Felt miserable in the evening because Daddy’s got to go up to Birmingham on Monday and won’t be able to go to the Boat Show with us.
I revised Latin the whole afternoon doing the ghastly old gerund and gerundive. I could have screamed.