8th June 1943
Another lovely day, and a quiet night last night. Whole office in turmoil about pea-picking money. Chief Clerk says there is no authority for paying people on the field, what about receipts, etc? Nott says (and quite rightly) that peapickers must be paid daily, at so much per bag, according to custom. Could not stand the wrangling any more, so went home for an hour and read the newspapers.
Lawford at 7, fed the animals after supper. Bed 10.30, rather tired.