30 Jan 1942, W J Carrie's wartime diary
I couldn't write yesterday and today also I am exhausted - my feet are the worst part of me. We got out safely yesterday but there was no place to go to so we left with Fraser, Naismith and Batty Smith - in the C.S.O quarters But we moved today to former Indian warders' quarters - all the best places have been pinched by the first comers as I knew would happen. But Glover and I have quite a nice wee room and Mr and Mrs Puckle (Steel Perkins successor) are next door. We hoped that that would be all but more came this afternoon and Major and Mrs Ponting (Salvation Army) are in next door also and a Mr Fisher (a funny little [?Pebbles] "body") also S.A. in with us. (not correct - he is a missionary) We had to hump everything over here and it is at least 1/4 mile from the C.S.O place - but we got it done and cleaned out this place too. So we are all settled in. Chow is pretty terrible - I could barely eat it last night but tonight was much better. Well Darling, I'll write more in a day or so when we've settled down. I sent a p.c. to Goodwood yesterday - I wonder if it will reach you and when.
All my love. B