Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 108
Had a sleep after dinner and about 3.30 Long & myself went out to Heliopolis & had afternoon tea with Mrs & Miss Curtis. They are very nice people being friends of Mr & Mrs Gunn of Alexandria. It was them that wanted us to call. We went on to Briggs where we had a nice dinner & lefty for home at about 10.30. There was a terrible crowd in Cairo. Sunday night is the night most people seem to go to the pictures & other places of amusement. It was hard making headway through the crowd when we left the tram.
Was quiet busy all the morning. The warm weather makes one lazy & inclined to sleep. It is quite a custom here to sleep after lunch. All the shops close till 3 & 3.30. We dont start work till 5 pm, so manage to get in a decent sleep if we want to. During the hot weather people shutter up their houses during the day