Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 115
Was very busy all day Wrote & posted a letter home. Joe Nevitt came in & had dinner with me.
Was going to go to Alexandria for the week end, but as no cash has yet arrived I didnt put in for a pass.
Went to the Races. The Sultan was present & his private band played during the afternoon. The afternoon was windy & there was a shower or two of rain Nevertheless there was a good attendance & a good afternoons sport. Didnt manage to get away with any felouse although I got on to a couple of winners.
Had a good sleep in in the morning as I didnt have to go to the office. Went down to the Tennis Courts at about 10 oclock & afterwards had a game of Billiards. Went out to Mr & Mrs Briggs for dinner & in the afternoon went out for walk round the Koubbeh Palace Gardens. The kiddies also came with us.