[20 March 1916]
last reported in this office which isnt a bit long though it seems as though it were a good time. The weather is still quite lovely. We dont wear coats any more nor slip about on the roads. Yesterday our village was more like a watering Place than a war. Everybody sitting outside the office on chairs two bands playing at different times and a certain amount of entertainment in the air. This morning again the air people were quite busy early popping going on all round us I didnt get up to see but they must have been near as I heard a piece of shrapnel singing over our dug-out I am just going to write to Capt. Evans and try & have it taken through on our despatch rider service – It will go that way in less than a day I will let you know that he says. I am not able to get off long enough to run over to see him just now. Much love & heres luck. You may be right about that thing that Kitchener did or did not say. My authority is the New Statesman which quotes him literally.
Yours very lovingly