Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday 11th October 1939

Still felt like death warmed up when I awoke at 6:30a.m. So I sent a message that I was “sick” and stayed in bed. Dozed, read, dreamed the day away.

Visitors in the afternoon! Mary and Sybil came up from the milk bar and brought me all sort of funny bits. Horlicks, Ovaltine, sugar, apples, chocolate biscuits, two cigarettes, two matches and a piece of sandpaper for striking on; three (girls!) magazines, a tomato cocktail…

In the evening Alec Stripe moved in with Underhill in the next room. No one came from the Battery. I might easily have been “swinging the lead”.

Went out in the evening (perhaps foolishly) after washing and shaving. Read “Orders” at BHQ and had supper in a café.


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