Journal Entry – Saturday September 8th 1917

A lovely day, bright Sun, Rhona Elzie D & I went down to the river for the day will stop we had to take Nicholas as he would have been a nuisance at home. We had lunch at Gatenby Ford, & then walked up the river & had a brave. It was glorious, sunning ourselves after the bait. We saw a Kingfisher, also a pair of buzzards, & heard a water ouzel sing.

We came back by the Lyd & Gatherley Woods.

Russia is in a fearful state of confusion, & the Germans are marching onto Petrograd. Riga has fallen, & the Russian soldiers are deserting, and there seems every prospect of the war continuing another winter, it is terrible to contemplate.

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