A cold night, began to snow about 2.00 a.m., and lying about two inches deep now. Hateful, as it’s fast becoming a slush in the trenches. Glad we’re going out tonight, not coming in. A quiet night, so far quiet this morning. Hope there’ll be no more snow, but the skies are heavy, though it’s thawing now. A draft of 30 and one officer arrive today, I believe. Don’t know who. Must sally forth and have a look round, and plough through the slush. Luckily I brought in my long gum boots.