Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 110
16 games were played. I didn't do much good only scoring 100. We finished up a little after 10.30. Supper was provided. The tariff was only 5 piastres. They are going to hold something similar every Wednesday night, either a whist drive or a social. A library has been opened at our mess. They have over 200 books already, it should soon increase.
The day was very cloudy close & depressing. Felt no good all day. Played billiards at the British Recreation Club in the afternoon. Went up to the Bank but there was no felouse. Remained in after dinner & went to bed early. We are getting crook bread issued to us, it is very dark in colour heavy & full of grit. Most of us are buying our own bread. The doctor has condemned the issue bread, but we get nothing in lieu of it. The A.S.C.[?] still collect our 1/9 per day. The Egyptian jam they issue no one will eat & it is all sent back. We wouldn't mind if they would allow us to buy our own