May 31st 1962
I will now return to our joining Lord Roberts’ army in Bloemfontein. All these months have gone by and I have not written a line, so will endeavour to start afresh. My daughter and her husband are still in Buenos Aires, but we expect them any day now, on their way Home to England, and we are hoping they will be able to stop a week at least with us. Later, as my son-in-law was due his holiday leave, he was able to stay with us a fortnight and it was a great joy to my wife and myself to have Stella with us again and looking so well and happy. Alas! They had to leave and go back to London, where they have a comfortable flat in the Western end of Pembroke Road.
27th November 1962
I will get on with our doings in South Africa, as we advanced under Lord Roberts towards Johannesburg and Pretoria.