Click here for entry for Thursday 25th March (cont.) – Monday 29th March 1943
Tuesday March 30
Morning spent in sleeping. Afternoon played cards & had trousers altered. Evening played Housey – then attended the Dancing class for half an hour – had one dance and then went to patients canteen and listened to Knowledge Quiz – after style of “Professor ???”. On guard duty 9-11 & 3-5AM.
Wednesday March 30
Weather beautiful – laid in sun during afternoon to get some colour up. Daylight savings begins tonight at twelve o’clock. Clocks advanced one hour. Egypt is now 3 hours ahead of GMT and 9 hours behind New Zealand. Guard duty from 7-9 then new hours 2-4AM.
Thursday April 1st
Weather still exceptionally warm. Time becoming rather monotonous. Can’t make up mind whether to proceed on leave or otherwise – seems hospital will soon be shifting. Housey at night – won a house but was only worth 50 piastres. Afterwards listened to final of Quiz which VAD’s won. On guard 12-2AM.
Friday April 2
Sandstorm blowing most of day. Met F Jones from Littleton – going home next boat. Played cards in afternoon & house during evening. Afterwards did guard duty first shift 8-10 & 2-4AM. Received letter from Jim* – still camped outside Meena.
*Jim Wootton was his girlfriend Marg’s brother and would become his brother-in-law after the war.
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