Monday, 7 August
A perfect Bank Holiday.
I roast a chicken for dinner and Mrs Rowland helped me stuff it. We hadn’t seen a fowl for months and I felt terribly responsible, but it was very good.
The news from the various fronts gets better and better.
Tuesday, 8 August
Wednesday, 9 August
Our advance goes well in France.
Made a little jam with the last of the currants and raspberries.
Thursday, 10 August
Another hot day.
War news very good.
Made 3 and a half pounds of apricot jam. Coe started cleaning out stables.
Friday, 11 August
As hot as ever.Nothing much doing. Mabel seedy with an inside upset.
General Montgomery gave a very optimistic speech to his troops in France.
Saturday, 11 August
A lovely day. Still very hot. I felt very tired and did not come down much before lunch.
Enid did a great work for me listing a lot of books.
Sunday, 13 August
Lovely day. Mabel and I went to morning service.