Sunday, September 5, 1982
Summer close season
Dad acts lethargic and bored already; he has too much time on his hands and he wishes he could go to work on Monday. Mum and Dad took Nanna P on a run through Oughterdale and she's just now been taken home after spending the weekend with us.
The TV was kaput so we spent a quiet evening in the front room with the radio. Mum said she was “bored out of her wits,” but is now engrossed in a book about the history of Edinburgh. Dad was bright and cheerful, occasionally laughing and reading amusing passages to us from a book on the Civil War.
Mum wishes she’d given me her maiden name – Peale – as a middle name: perhaps I would have used it as a first name.