Wednesday 5 March 1919
Busy buying games – Concertina, Banjo, Picolo, Tucker etc. for voyage. Very cold & wet for a wonder in Cairo – Dolly & Babe well.
Had lunch at Shepheards with former costs 150 pt. equal to £1:10:- for a meal!! I
bought bought ½ lb. ham for Dolly, it costs 8/-s, eight shillings a pound!!!
While on Tucker, will you get a ham cooked at Jagos also fowls & ducks say twice a week when you want them cold & leave the bill for me, if Dolly goes first. I don't want Joe to go to any expense for her in any way & as she now thinks another Babe is coming – naturally the Mother must eat more.