Monday 02 June 1919
" I caught a lot of fishes this dinner time and morning (with the net which we made over the fields one day last week). When I came home from work I went to Chandler's to get a tin of Lyle's Golden Syrup* but they were shut. Opening at 6pm.
I went at 5.53 and waited till they opened and Mr Chandler served me.
When I came back I went to Phillip's to get my boots which I took to be stretched but they weren't done. He said they would be 2d.
Weather: Warm. No rain. fleecy clouds. Coming over dull sometimes."
* The same Golden Syrup you can buy today. Oscar may have recorded this because it was now available in a tin again. During the war, Golden Syrup grew in popularity, but had to be sold in cardboard containers, to save tins for munitions. Abraham Lyle & Son became Tate & Lyle in 1921