Percy from the bakery gave me the name of a good optometrist in London. It's been 7 years now since mum lost her sight, and though she tries to appear cheerful, it's difficult to watch her growing old. Perhaps the doctor can do something to help her. It will be expensive. I wonder if my savings will be enough...
Yesterday, a relative of ours, name of John Haigh, came asking if he could stay with us. He was very cordial, but I can't help thinking there is something calculated about him. I said as much to mother, who scolded me for judging a book by its cover. I suppose she's right. Blood is thicker than water, as they say.
I have been hearing strange noises late at night for the last 3 days or so. I heard that a team of burglars have been striking homes in the area. I must remember to lock all the doors and windows at night.