Feb 24th Sunday

Karl came at 9.45. Began printing at 10. Finished by lunch time, except 20 sheets; then in 1/4 hour afterwards finished. Better printing than last time: due to frequent dry pulls in the early stages. This is the first thing we have printed since 1933. Decision to buy a bull-dog: partly as a friend for the cats, partly to keep off orange & melon thieves. To be called "Folly."
Sirocco ceased. Has given me a nervous stomach.
Maria and Rita the Murcians came as mascaras1 with padded rumps, & beat each other with stick; one had a flower in her flies. A row of children, including Rita's child, stood and screamed.
Freezias & violets now at their best.

Editorial Notes

1masked carnival disguises. KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Maria

    Murciana, Maria
    Member of a Murcian immigrant family [check]. WG
  • Rita

    An immigrant from Murcia, Spain. Diary/WG
  • Murcians

    There were at least two families of immigrants from Murcia in the village. Antonio and Carmen, parents of Paco who worked as a mason, and the servant girls Isabel and Josefa. Maria Murciana was from a different family. WG

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