February 11, 1918
Had great difficulty in getting up as I have never felt worse. Heavy cold with neuralgia pains etc. However got up about 9 and could not do breakfast, began to feel better towards evening. At night 5 machine gun officers, Stevens and 3 of our officers with the aforementioned tommy visited us in our mess and we had a great musical evening with piano, dulcephone, clarionet and flute with card tricks as a side line. I stuck it until 10 o’clock when my neuralgia drove me to bed.