March 13 Wednesday

Got up at 6.30, cleaned out stove chimney in Laura's room, got her and Isabel breakfast, got her a bath (with 3 Primuses & a fugón) 1
Gelat came and saw that Sebastian finished the grafting.
Carbon 2 came: a sackfull. And Miguel brought Laura's mirror. Cleaned off edging of old green paint & hung up.
Laura feeling bad still and Isabel not working yet. Worked on a poem about the sameness of bird tunes: destroyed it.
Felt influenza coming on.
Found a lot of oranges still at Ca'n Juni.

Editorial Notes

1The hot water system did not work at Canellun and bath water had to be heated in the kitchen on various Primus stoves and charcoal fires and then carried up to the bathroom. W.G.
2Charcoal for cooking. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Ca'n Juni

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    garden terraaces belonging to Juan Gelat KG . RG also had access to the fruit there. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Isabella

    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG