The day started very cold with a further fall of snow which I had to clear away from the footways. Snow continued to fall but temperature began to rise, then sleet came then rain which became a downpour all day. By night 42 degrees were recorded - a sharp rise and still raining. The thick snow has become several inches of dirty slush, a more unpleasant day would be difficult to imagine. Did shopping locally thence to Wimbledon in filthy weather - what a walk! Fitted rubber cushions under motor-board of gramophone - and played it.