Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 100
replied to from Doles. Also had a letter from Ella Sutherland & a parcel of cigarettes & tobacco from Uncle Charlie & Aunt Annie which was very welcome.
Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th
The weather has been quite dull of late & we have had several light showers. The days are lengthening out & getting warmer. Work is as usual fairly slack & I get a chance to put in a bit of time learning Arabic Take 3 lessons a week, on Monday, Wednesday & Friday nights. It helps to put in some of the evenings. When the nights are a bit cold I generally go round to Mrs Warners get warm by the fire & then turn in. They only live about 2 or 300 yards from our quarters.
In the afternoons Burrows of the 10th LH & myself generally go round to the British Recreation club & play billiards & read the latest papers. At the Quarters a piano has been installed & the big hall furnished with tables & chairs