1986 Family Life In Mayfield.

 Mrs Instone wakes at 7am,awakens her 2
 children Alice & Sam,& the house      
 begins to bustle with activity.Mr.    
 Instone has already left for work.Sam,
 after dressing,lays the breakfast     
 table.Mrs.Instone takes Florin,the    
 dog,for a short walk,then feeds the   
 hens & rabbit.After breakfast the     
 children get ready for school,scramble
 into the car,& arrive at school by    
 9am.Mrs. Instone shops in Mayfield    
 before going home to do the 'chores'. 
 After lunch she takes Florin for a    
 good walk.At 3.30.pm the children are 
 collected from school.Alice & Sam play
 & watch T.V.then visit their Grandma  
 before supper at 6pm.Mr Instone       
 arrives home.After supper the children
 play cricket with Daddy,before their  
 bath.Alice practises on the piano     
 before a story and bed.               

Map of the area

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