30th April 1942
Glorious day, much warmer, and that dreadful wind gone. Went to mill and stables tonight and fed the ponies. A glorious golden sunset, and then a brilliant full moon. As I came across the Park at eleven o’clock the Castle stood out as if it was midday. I hope to God nothing comes over tonight. How I wish it was morning, or that the moon would be covered by thick clouds. We need rain badly enough, anyway.