The weather still fine, hot and summery, a wonderful spring. A little cloud came up this afternoon.
All black-out restrictions are to be lifted next week, except for a 10 mile belt round the coast, where lights might help submarines to take a bearing or to shell a town. (There is a rumour going round that a sub: shelled
recently). In “event of a raid” lights
are to be extinguished, but as gas-lamps can't be turned off, (as we know full
well here after last month’s experience) there seems little point in such an
Cooler towards the evening and a heavy shower at 7, then about 10.30 a tremendous thunderstorm for an hour and a half. Spent the time talking to Dorothy Brewer about my “Fox One” manuscript. She seemed to like it and thought it had a good chance for publication.