We must bear our lot uncomplainingly & make our own fun. Played chess with Brownie, whom I beat after a good fight I finished a "perfect day" – I don't think – with a small gain of 1d. Poker with Metcalf's crowd. We must do something here on these gruesome days. Harold & Billy, Toby & Frank moved to Amiens on leave.
Joe has fallen in love with the Marquises daughter – lucky dog – a skit has been put up. I hope he takes a hint in time.
In the afternoon I lay down & slept till cookhouse went. Will have to toe the carpet tomorrow morning I expect unless Aitken