My mother was a great jotter, perhaps a frustrated writer. In these pages I have scanned in and transcribed what survives of her diaries and notes.
I have put the material into four groups:
- Pages from a notebook/diary Mum kept from January 1983 to July 1992.
- Some autobiographical notes she made while partly disabled and totally bored at Lister House, the residential-care home where she spent her last 8½ years. This first batch is dated February 1992.
- The same, a batch dated October 1992.
- A notebook she began to keep when my daughter Nellie was born in January 1993. The notes are addressed to Nellie, and go through to November 1996.