Very cold, dull, cutting wind, light fall of snow at night. Not much like Xmas. Last night's raid was centred on Manchester. Out to do some shopping. Days are so short and Jerry comes so early in the evening there is little time for anything much. Night raid at 5.57 p.m. Many machines, very little gunfire but some missiles whistled down but didn't hear them explode; don't know what they were. All clear at 1.24 a.m. on 24 Tues.