Between very mild and rather warm, not much sun to-day: quite cool at night. Cleaned the 3 speed gear of cycle and painted the rim of other wheel aluminium. Started enamelling the frame of cycle black. Lily, also her sister Nellie** from Basingstoke called in afternoon. Nellie said the Germans come every night and bombs have been dropped nearby: an old lady at a farmhouse and some cows have been killed. Lily asked Dad to go back to Tolworth with her as her Czech refugee boys are getting troublesome. Gave Alan Spooner some instructions of the functioning of radio valves. Short walk at night.
**Note: Nellie Jones lived at 12, Soper Grove, Basingstoke, near the railway station. Her husband, Frank, had been a guard on the railways. Their son, John, was in the RAF.