Fine, some cloud, and rather warmer. Great confusion at “Ye Talbooth”, as the staff had not turned up by 8.30. Old Mrs Roper running around in green nightdress and a fur coat, very much put out.
Busy morning, and did not feel very well. This afternoon to the Repertory Players. This week’s show was the 200th they have done in Colchester. Everybody very pleased. Afterwards had tea with Diana, most enjoyable, but she had to rush back for the evening performance.
Decided to call at Ardleigh about Bob, but was suddenly struck with a most agonising pain in the belly, so bad that I had to get off and walk. Got worse, and for half an hour sat on a tank block on the By-Pass Road. It kept on so long that I got quite frightened. Tried everything, sitting, standing, but no good. At last it faded a little, and I crawled as far as Fox Street. Mrs Clayton was very kind, gave me sodium bicarbonate and then hot weak tea. Most effective, and by 9.30 all pain was quite gone.
Talbooth 10 p.m. and went straight to bed.
Had a pleasant surprise today. Went to the Bank, and found I had more money that I had thought. My two accounts are – on deposit: £183-18-10. Current: £21-13-10. Makes me all the more determined to go away to Wales, as I feel I can freely spend up to say £50 altogether.