Such a lovely sunny day after the downpour yesterday. We go in this evening and stay in, I expect, for eight days. A violent strafe broke out about 12.30 a.m. this morning, a little N. [north] of us, of which the tail end just missed our sector. It lasted an hour, and our guns round here were active and made the night hideous. I suppose a raid, but don’t know any details. Pratt and Bob Maxwell went off on leave at 6.00 a.m. this morning. Am taking my bath in this time, as water is plentiful there, and we are in for so long. I find we can buy lemons here.