JOHNNIE WALKER AND FRINTON PIER
Johnnie Walker: "The mid '60s saw one of the greatest musical explosions in history, and the BBC decided to play only an hour on Saturday morning."
S A T U R D A Y, 2 S E P T
The painter didn’t come at all today. I thought he was meant to come in the morning.
Jane and Chump did us a little play with the dolls in the dining-room. They used the chairs as sets, and potted plants as scenery!!!
I picked flowers for the sitting-room and study, and Pa showed me his idea for the Amsterdam Town Hall. Honestly, it’s marvellous - the basic idea is to have a huge glass-covered courtyard inside four office blocks, with a carpark underneath. It wouldn't be fair if he didn't win.
In the afternoon the Holloways and Robin Elston-Drew came for tennis - I watched them most of the time. Sozzy’s jolly good. Had a fab tea (cake and sandwiches) and later had Pimms, but I went up straightaway I’d drunk mine because I wanted to listen to Gérard’s 'Hit Parade'. No. 1 was Frank Sinatra ‘The World We Knew’ – quite good.
I’m so fed up with my red suit, why I got it I don’t know. I hate the trousers, I don’t like the skirt and have even gone off the jacket. There’s nothing I can wear it with as it’s red. I think I’ll try and sell it, but I don’t think I’ll have much luck.
It’s now 10 to midnight and I’m listening to Radio Caroline. It’s so good - Johnnie Walker is carrying on a ‘conversation’ with one of the cars on Frinton Pier: they have a code! One flash of the headlights means ‘no’, two flashes means ‘yes! So far he’s found out their names. The boy’s is David, the girl’s is Patricia, and they’re getting married next year!!!