Very cold, dismal, rather foggy, thicker at night. Bought a few things locally. Met Alf Snudden twice; he was going to Whitbrown's for advice as his wireless had broken down. Also met Doris Pudney. Spent some time repairing ball valve of lavatory cistern: put in new rubber.
On this day: new Japanese cabinet confirms decision to attach Pearl Harbor - the coded message translated as 'Climb Mount Nikita'.