11 Nov 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
I got out of hospital this afternoon - just 10 days there. "Be it ever so humble there is no place like home". - I never thought I'd ever welcome returning to this little "cell" as "home". I had a frightful chill - and after the fever went my face broke out horribly with herpes. But it's nearly better now. No word yet if I am to be included but I'm pretty sure I will be. Poor Dora is very disappointed - for I don't think she or Margery will be included. Mrs Tinson is going (as a war widow) - and as Mrs Fairburn went with the Canadians - that is 2 out of the 4 gone and naturally Dora feels being left all the more. I think there will be another ship or another trip on the same ship soon after the New Year - I do hope so for the food situation gets no better and even if some supplies come with this ship they won't last very long.
How I hope I'm going to get away - this chill has pulled me down a bit - I must weigh myself again tomorrow -. I've told Seth too that I can't carry on with the auctions - I have no energy to do anything now. Well we must just hope on.
Goodnight L.O. - I do so hope I'm going to see you soon. B.