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Tuesday May 4
Again out to Stanley Bay where spent the majority of the day. Returned and at night attended concert at Jewish Club, but rather disappointed with it.
Wednesday May 5
During morning did some shopping & packed gear – Left Alex at 3.30PM. Changing trains at Behna catching Port Said train there. Reached El Ballah at 11PM where lorry picked me up bringing me on to hospital.
Thursday May 6
Spent morning fixing up my gear – cleaning rifle etc. Weather here much hotter than in Alex. Began writing at night as too hot to do so during day. Free night.
Friday May 7
Up rather early and did washing. In afternoon tried to write but too hot so continued in evening. Another free night.
Saturday May 8
Rather late in rising this morning. After lunch went in lorry over to Canal for swim – rather pleasant there – the Naafi (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes recreational organisation) runs a canteen etc and one is able to keep cool in the water. At night played Housie afterwards writing. Then going on guard from 12-2AM. This morning sent away Marg’s & Mum’s parcels.
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