Got up about 7.30. Grand morning. Keen frost. With the church parade first thing before the usual service. Had walk in the afternoon with McNeil and Green and afterwards went to Mr Dodd’s to tea. Went to our own chapel at night and it was very dull. Afterwards came to Y.M. and enjoyed the service there. Saw Mr Don and he asked us up for Friday night.
At work as before. At station as usual. Went to Mr and Mrs Dodds’ house at night and had a very pleasant evening. Played cards most of the time and had a good supper.
At Dodds’ House. Commenced N.C.O’s Mess.
Paraded in the morning to see the colonel but he didn’t turn up. Had short walk in the afternoon. Went to our own chapel with McNeil and other two chaps at night. We were invited up to a Mr Dodds’ house on Thursday night. Spoke to the minister and an old woman called Carlyle who has a son in Sheffield.