She Travels The
For Three Months
An English visitor and mother of four, who is a housewife only nine months a year and travels thc world during the other three, was asked on her arrival yester- day about mixing drinks . . . "I leave that to my husband,-' she replied . .. Who wouldn't? He is thc Hon. John Gilbey, director of W. and A. Gilbey
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbey flew to Sydney for a two-month visit
MRS. JOHN GILBEY
-a business visit for Mr. Gilbey.
During her annual nine "housewife months" Mrs. Gilbey stays at their home, Capel Lodge, an old farmhouse near Dorking, Surrey.
During her three "travel months" each year.Mrs. Gilbey says she collects recipes, "mostly from France, and I like to have the opportunity of trying them out.
"However, we always manage to be home for the children's holidays."
AT BOARDING SCHOOL
Three of the children Tony (13), Penelope (ll) and Bill (9) are at boarding school.
The fourth, Michael (3), is
in thc care of a nurse.
For her travels Mrs. Gilbey chooses green, grey, or black frocks "mainly jersey, as they are so easy to pack, and I usually bundle everything in at the last minute."
Hats are rationed to two an easy to pack straw and a felt of some kind.