24th February 1940
A storybook came to life for Marion, who had always led an indoor, hot house life. Anthea asked her to come over the fence and play in their field. 'Ihere were five of them and to Marion it was like a fairy tale, playing 'wild Indians', goats, bulls, etc.
Tiddles the cat got a swollen eye and we did not hear his faint mew at kitchen door again until 28th. To our great sorrow we found he had lost the sight of one eye. We and the cat were all awfully glad to see each other again, although she could not tell us so in words.