A trying, tiresome day. Fearful inquest this morning on the shortcomings of the office. This was the reason for Capt. Folkard's visit to Writtle yesterday. He was very pleasant about the whole affair, which must have been most distasteful to him.
Worked late tonight, typing out a private report for Major Round about Joanna, to be forwarded to the Minister of Agriculture.
Evening paper placards tonight said “New Call-up Proclamation” and “Tremendous Call-up Ahead – Bevan” which made me feel most depressed. Drove out to Lawford by 8.30, and had a lovely supper.
The other day a man was horse-raking at Dedham Hall when the rake ran over a bomb left after a Home Guard practice. It exploded, the horse bolted, and the man was badly hurt.
Driving out tonight I noticed that the corn was beginning to yellow. Most of the crops round Ardleigh look very well. Children were playing near the Land Settlement, two little boys dancing together like kittens.
Bought 2lbs of cherries in
Colchester at 1/6 a lb.