6 Fri. Severe frost, getting even colder at night. Dismal, cutting icy wind. Miss Dickson to do the cleaning as usual. Did the usual Friday morning shopping also to Wimbledon to buy a few things. Ciss went to Tolworth after leaving work so dinner was as late as 7.15. The baby Anthony who Lily is minding is progressing amazingly and is a fine child.
On this day: Japan took Batavia; potentially useful installations for Japan in Rangoon to be destroyed. Carrier Eagle ferries 18 (wartime book said 15) Spitfires to Malta - the first to go overseas.