Ap 10th Wednesday

L [Laura] & I decided to flag front bed under grape arbour.
Wrote for two Mrs Oliphants1 and engravings of King & Queen of Congo.
Gummed chintz squares on cardboard for tables.
Fixed elastic on knife cupboard.
Thought of extending kitchen on the viejo camino side.2
Nailed bronze[RG] brass ornament on board.
Took Salamó3 to Marguerita's.
Catalogue from Klepper's boat-firm. Letter from Mrs. Ashby.
Sirocco very bad all night: Laura's heart affected.
Fixed Palm4 on Press.
Laura gave me picture "Fruits are Slow."
Mandarin and lemon in young leaf.

Editorial Notes

1novels by English author Mrs. Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897). eds
2as opposed to over the deposito WG
3RG's dog. eds
4Palms prepared for Palm Sunday? WG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • camino viejo

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The old road - the original mule-track to Soller. Bordered the back of the Canellun property. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Margarita

    Proprietor of Café. Also Butcher. WG
  • Ashby, Mrs

    Ashby, Mrs
    Correspondent? Was a visitor to Deyá, but not a close friend. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Elements Mentioned

  • Sirocco

    South easterly wind. Used generically for all southerly winds which eddy on the leeward side of the Teix mountains above Deya. WG