and 1 B.O.C. in a week the C.O. was good enough to give me the week-end off and I came here to Bournemouth. It is rightly called the garden of England for many varieties of rhododendron flourish in profusion, while laburnum and many other flowers make the park one mass of colour. The number of women-folk and their excellent taste and quality of dress makes the place very bright (and interesting) It is a very big town and is very picturesque.