Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 94
& had afternoon tea at the Casino San Stefano. It is a fine place with a covered in garden & quite a popular resort on a Sunday. The orchestra give a concert & the music is splendid. It is right on the sea shore & is quite charming. Must be glorious in the summer time. The worst part of the trip to Alexandria is the coming back on the midnight horror. It takes about 7 or 8 hours to do the 120 miles & there are generally a fair number of passengers, only officers are allowed to travel first class so it is impossible to get a comfortable seat.
On the 26th I went to the Races at Heliopolis. Had a good afternoons sport & managed to pay my expenses with a few piastres to the good. On Sunday I went out to dinner to Mrs Briggs. We had a great feed, with Yorkshire pudding first I have had since I left home.