had a cup of coffee together at one of the Estaminets. In the evening Ben and I went to a concert given by the Artist Rifles and found the talent excellent and enjoyed the whole show immensely.
Next day Sunday a lot of Liverpool Scottish came down to see their friends in the 6th. and I met many I knew. We were inspected by some “big gun” in the afternoon.
Monday. Inspected again.
Ben and I found a good little place to get meals and with the aid of my bad French we got along famously.
Mar. 2nd. Tuesday. Marched up to Barns near Vlamertinge where we were billeted. Ben and I with Sergt Marshall and our platoon were fixed up in a comfortable loft, but as the surroundings were very muddy, our bedroom was soon in a filthy state. So next day we moved about a mile away