Very fine, clear, still autumn weather, with a touch of mist. Distinctly chilly morning & evening. E., Lydia & self picked 41/2lb. blackberries. Nuts seem to be already ripened & fallen. Oak trees now mostly yellow, hawthorn & ash leaves falling.
7 eggs. Sold 15 @ 3/- score. Total this week: 41.
 Lydia Jackson (1899-1983), a friend of Eileen’s from the time they met at University College London in 1934, wrote under the pen-name Elisaveta Fen; see 534A. After being bombed out of her flat in 1940, she and her flat-mate, Patricia Donahue, rented the Orwells’ cottage at Wallington. The 21st was a Saturday, so Eileen could come down from London for the weekend. Peter Davison