Cold & cloudy but fine later. Yesterday I fetched Mary from Tavistock & took her to Mary Stowe, in Tavistock saw a crowd of foreign looking men in the square & find out that they are Portuguese come to fell trees in the Lydford Woods. Father who has sold some of the Ramsdown plantations to the government hopes that a herd of foreigners will not be sent to fell them.
Last evening I picked a piece of flower from the Embothrium, there was only one bloom on the bush, & that is the first it has borne.
There is to be a socialistic conference at Stockholm, delegates from all the fighting countries are invited & some are going from us, but the French government refused to allow the French labour representatives any passports to it. This seems a pity as good may come of it, but the French are naturally more bitter against the enemy as they have suffered far more than we have.