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Tues. Dec. 18 Got another Letter from France, also Snapshot. She looks well & seems to be enjoying Life in Egypt. Weather awfully cold & frosty. We sit round the Fire like a lot of Sick Fowls.

Wed. 19. They finished Lill's Blotting Pad & it looks fine. Felt in a writing Humour so wrote to Mother & Mrs Pudney. Last night the Lights were switched off about 8 p.m. as a number of German planes came over, but the papers say they did no damage.

Thur. 20. Tom Effie, Steeley & I walked as far as Denham station. It is 2 ½ miles from Harefield, the furthest I have walked since I got hit, & my leg ached somewhat.

FRI. 21. There are prizes offered for the best decorated wards & competition is keen. The nights are moonlight & Fritz ought to be pleased.

Sat. 22. Most of the fellows are busy getting holly & other Green stuff with which to decorate the wards. We got in a good supply.
Comm. Letter No 48
Got Letter from Aunt Nell. What an exciting diary this is. Main items: Eat, drink, sleep & dressings.

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