Overcast, but clouds high. Warm S.W. wind all day, so that sky cleared by evening. Encouraged by the complete absence of any alarms today, I went to the Regal Cinema just after 5, to see “The Great Mr. Handel”. Very charming, many of the scenes beautiful. Acting on the whole good, although not the smaller parts. The opening theatre scene I thought excellent. Out at 7.15, to find brilliant moonlight. Cycled out in 45 minutes, a lovely ride, quite a warm night. Late supper, then writing. Col. Hooper talking a good deal about preservation and planning.