Very warm, hot wind, humid, sunshine through overhead haze: distant thunder in evening. In morning to get meat etc. In afternoon to buy cat's meat, provisions, cement and sundries. Mrs.Ainsworth the cleaner did not turn up so I set to and cleaned my room, the staircase, the hall and living-room including polishing the floors: a day's hard work. Filled in my new ration books; they are very complicated - a general muck-up I should call them.