(26th December [?1917]) hadn’t to turn out Xmas day in the rain.
Christmas eve night was as bad a night as ever you saw and most of the mens bivvies were either blown away or flooded out luckily mine held out till well into Xmas day and then it was only the damp from underneath that got in. I don’t think I want any more Xmas in Palestine without a roof over my head I think the only cheerful thing about it was the hot rum which we got in the evening.
I haven’t yet got to Jerusalem but everybody who has been seems very pleased with it with any luck I’ll get there sometime soon. No more news now but I will write again soon
Best love to all