PA'S GHASTLY PIPE

PA'S GHASTLY PIPE

 And the dreadful Balkan Sobranie

And the dreadful Balkan Sobranie


W E D N E S D A Y,  1 6  A U G

The sun broke through at times but on the whole it was rather miserable. The house was cold all day.

Got a letter at last from Lucy - she’d lost my address. Also cards from Tig and Martha. Starting writing to Lucy, mostly about the concert - then she rang me up! She doesn’t know whether she’s going to see Frédéric or not, he hasn’t written yet.

I put poppers onto my two new sleeveless sweaters so the bra straps don’t show. Listened to Radio Caroline - Robbie Dale was on. Honestly, he overdoes the love bit, he loses the whole point by being sloppy. Then read the New Statesmen. It's terribly interesting, but so high-brow I don’t understand it.

Mummy thinks Daddy needs to clear his throat too often nowadays. He says he's going to cut down on his pipe. He'd better - we all hate the smell of Balkan Sobranie.

Dutch Grandma phoned about presents for my birthday, but spent most of the time going into detail about the problems she’s had – Grandpa’s eye, John’s house!

I’m not really looking forward very much to tomorrow. I don’t want to be 17 one bit.

 Johnny Walker (R) and Robbie Dale (L) stayed with Radio Caroline up until the day the ships were towed away, in March 1968

Johnny Walker (R) and Robbie Dale (L) stayed with Radio Caroline up until the day the ships were towed away, in March 1968

INGRID IS SEVENTEEN

INGRID IS SEVENTEEN

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