Warm, lovely day with plenty of not too intense sunshine. Polished the floors as usual. To John Innes to see Merton's opponents hit up 225 for 8 dec. In evening for a nice walk about Coombe district where there is still open country. Maud called in evening, she is going back to Preston tomorrow. She is very interested in roses and wanted to know the name of a beautiful white one I gave her - Marcia Stanhope. I like Maud.
On this day: Vera Brittain's Diary (ISBN 0-7089-8716-8) records, 'Paris completely in hands of Germans; Swastika flying from Eifell Tower.'