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May 31st Friday
Went to London to do some necessary shopping - intending to go & see Mrs Bale after but twas too late after going to the Army & Navy for the regulation hat – After tomorrow we must be strictly in uniform – woe betide those who are not – won't even be allowed outside the gate – How I dislike shopping in London. The Assistants are quite the reverse of graciousness – I want some light material for a gown – and theres some 14/9 a yard & pre war days it would be 3/3 – I inclined to be genial mention this, & he answers crossly – "Yes but those days are not these days & its useless wasting time on comparisons – pip pip

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