AGE 13

GRANDFATHER DIES. MONEY AND WELSH HOUSES LEFT TO US. FATHER LEAVES AMBULANCE STATION. BUY BED AND BREAKFAST HOTEL BUSINESS IN SUSSEX GARDENS. MOVE TO PADDINGTON. MEN STARE AT ME IN MY SCHOOL UNIFORM IN THE STREET. NETHERLAND SOLDIERS. ME AND SAL IN LOVE WITH THE VIOLINIST.... LYONS CORNER HOUSE...

HOUSE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF.SPEAKERS CORNER IN HYDE PARK. TO SOAK UP POLITICAL TIRADES AND BE  FELT UP BY STRANGERS. V. EXCITING! ATTEND TENNIS CLUB ON BAYWATER ROAD. WATCH YANKEE SOLDIERS PLAY BASEBALL IN HYDE PARK, LOTS OF PROSTITUTES IN FULL MAKE UP, FASCINATING!

SUNDAY EVENINGS. CHELSEA WELSH CHAPEL, RADNOR WALK..FALL IN LOVE WITH CHELSEA. SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH PLEURISY. HELP IN HOTEL. CRUSHES ON CAMBELL , A MEDICAL STUDENT, CLEANING HIS ROOM. SERVE EVENING COFFEE TO VERY YOUNG EXTRAORDINARILY HANDSOME ACTOR, CHRISTOPHER LEE, DATING HEATHER, DEBUTANTE.

MOTHERíS HAEMORRHAGE, RUSHED TO HOSPITAL. DUODENAL ULCER. INTERRUPTS OUR (SAL AND ME) HOLS IN PORTHCAWL WITH AUNTIE CASSIE. STAR-GAZING THE YANKS, STILL THERE. YEARN TO BE G.I BRIDES.