March 8, 1940

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

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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