March 8, 1940

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Eat plenty of those big juicy Jaffa oranges which are cheap and plentiful just now. They’re as good as a dose of sunshine.

Walk or take a bus out into the country, and listen to the larks proclaiming the eternal miracle of Spring.

Clock into bed punctually every night and get your full ration of sleep. A “nightcap” taken last thing will help you to slumber peacefully.

If you can arrange the routine of your daily life in a slightly different pattern, you will do a lot to banish tiredness. Change is the spice of life.

Remember the charwoman’s motto: “Life may not be all you want, but it’s all you ‘ave. So stick a geranium in your ‘at and be happy.”

[From the Watford Observer of March 8, 1940]

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