Friday May 28
Last day on sister’s compound. Pay parade then swim – another large convoy passed through canal, escorts as well as cargo boats.
Saturday May 29
Free day. Did little washing in morning, swim in afternoon. Today I walked back from canal. Distance about three miles taking nearly fifty minutes. Not the best of ground as in place very loose sand and salty marshes. Received further two parcels sent through T.A Cook. Believe from Marg & Erin & Rona. Contents will be very handy. At night played a few games of housey then to bed.
(Marg was his girlfriend who he married after the war and became my grandmother. Erin, or Ern and Rona have been mentioned a number of times in past diary entries, I have no idea who they were as I don’t recall him ever speaking of them.)
Sunday May 30
Spent morning in bed reading. Swim in afternoon at walking back afterwards. This hiking back is just the thing to colour one up – only walk back in bathing short – then change in shorts before arriving at hospital grounds. At mess received 7 letters, 3 Marg’s, 2 Mum’s, 1 Mima’s & 1 Mrs Wootton. Another few games of housey then went to pictures at the Con. Depot seeing George Formby in “South American George” – quite good. Returned going on guard at midnight.
(Mima was his sister and Mrs Wootton was his girlfriend Marg’s mother)
Monday May 31
Up fairly early doing washing & sitting in sun. Afternoon usual swim & walking back afterwards. Evening commenced writing on Marg’s letter. Today received two parcels…