21st August 1943
Up early, as the threshing machine was here today, and everybody was astir. Wakened in the night by a sharp thunderstorm about 4, but apart from that a good night, and no dreams at all. Heavy rain between 7 and 8, but fine later, and then more rain this afternoon.
Cleared off to Lawford at 6, stopped in Hunter’s Chase to eat some delicious rain-washed blackberries. Frank Girling came to supper tonight. No ‘planes about, clouds low and heavy, rain at times.
Frank Girling was full of the most amusing stories about Tendring War Agricultural Committee.
Did 1 and a half hours work tonight and went to bed at 11.30.