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15 Feb 1942, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Now 15/2/42 - China New Years Day. We have just finished the box of Ryvita you left for me - it has been delicious - now we have no biscuits or anything like that but maskee. Surely we'll get a canteen sometime and also money to spend in it. That is one soothing thought - I don't know how you are placed bur I am saving money just now!! I wish I knew where you are and how you are. You will see one difference in me - I am completely white now - I have noticed it changing since the war started. My sinus trouble seems to be all over just when I got some Friars Balsam (through Jean Gittins nee Ho Tung) and got some menthol added to it. She brought it out from H.K. for me - very good of her.
Dora wants me to write to Bertie who is still in Bowen Road Hospital but I haven't the energy. I may try some day. Great news today of landings in Holland.
All my love Darling. B.