News from the home front

A game of Ludo, a bottle of homemade potato wine & some jam tarts is all you need for a splendid night in!

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With the current paper shortage it is a good idea to cut up newspaper, thread it on to some string & hang it in your lavatory. This is a splendid toilet paper substitute.

We keep chickens in our garden. They are called Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Margaret Lockwood & Betty Grable. At Easter Gracie Fields hatched out 4 chicks.  They are lovely little things. To celebrate & to congratulate Gracie we had a chick party. The dress code was to wear Easter bonnets. I liked mine so much I was reluctant to take it off at bedtime!

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Mrs T's WI spent the day making clippy mats out of old rags.  They had a marvellous time making them and they have done a splendid job.  These mats are for sale in my 1/12th miniatures shop. Please feel free to pop and have a look at the finished mats.

We have all been told that we're only allowed 5 inches of water in our baths.  It is recommended to paint a line around the inside of the bath, this job took 2 people, but it should help us to keep to the rules!

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In wartime we have to adapt to our circumstances, so myself & Mrs T cut each other's hair - for some reason Rupert couldn't bare to watch!

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Our friend Norman is the perfect chap to know, he always seems to lay his hands on things! He brought us a rabbit one day, Rupert the dog was thrilled! Mrs T just rolled up her sleeves to skin it - she is a marvel! 

I've taken to collecting sheep droppings from a friend who has a sheep farm. I put the droppings into old stockings & put the stockings into a bucket of water. I then water my veg plants with the water. It's very good plant food, I highly recommend it.

Whilst on Home Guard patrol I found some parachute silk. It was one of ours because it was white. Most of us took some home for our wives to make themselves a pair of bloomers.