Am delighted at the response to the notion of the book, My Dear Lavvie.
There's no getting out of my commitment now! I've made a good start, but
you're gonna have to be patient - there's a long way to go yet. We're only
up to Feb 1943 so there's more than 2 years to go to May 1945. Here's
Sunday, Feb 21st, 
We have had a week of lovely weather, dry & cold. I've done some weeding in
the garden & on Thursday we were both out all the afternoon & got a nice
lot done. It was a real sunny day.
I cycled down to Town on Friday. It was most enjoyable. We had as extra
rations 3/4 lb of Rye Flour & some more beans, but no salt. Our meat ration
was 4 ozs each & cost 1/10. I'm afraid I won't be able to make it go
through the week. I'll have to fall back on "Jam (?) Soup", which is really
quite eatable, tho' some folks don't like it, but with plenty of Vegetables
it makes a real tasty dinner.
I had an extra pint of milk last week & 1/2 pint extra this morning. That
will help with the puddings. It is a real treat to have sweetened Cocoa. We
had some again this week.
I've managed to put a lining in my combinations by cutting up some thin
vests which I used to wear in the summer. It has made all the difference.
It is awful to have thin underclothing. I saw Mrs. de la Fosse on Friday &
she was telling me how difficult she finds it to get underclothing for her
youngest son. He is about 21. Altho' they are in the clothing trade, they
can't get any at all. It is a case of patching again & again.
I sometimes wonder how you are placed, if you can still get what you need.
I do hope you are not as short as we are. Our shops can only show
second-hand clothing & some of it looks as tho' it might have come out of
We are told there is only one more week's supply of meat in the Island. It
is to be hoped that some more will come soon. We have been very fortunate
in having good Guernsey butter. It is not much that we get, but it is very
We have had two nice services today. We do appreciate being able to have
them. The flowers are getting lovely. We had a huge bunch of Trumpet
Daffodils today & they were given to me to bring home. We take it in turns
to supply them each week.