Was at Beadels on Thursday night. Went specifically to ask Alice to go with us to the Hip next week - said she would ring up on Friday. She rang up on Friday but she said she would be too busy. Had intended asking her to join me on Sat night but I expected Dad would be listening so didn't - another wasted opportunity. Norman asked us all to go along on Sat night to play cards - A and I looked at each other meaningly but neither of us promised.