As far as we can make out we are not going to journey over the Rhine. In some ways I am sorry as seeing new countries at the Government’s expense is always a sensible proceeding. However if it means that we shall be all the sooner in England we have nothing to complain about. We are at present in a very cold home – due to the fact that there is no glass in most of the windows: however we must not complain, as we have at least got a roof. The gloomy Colonel is rendered still more gloomy by a boil and now never says a word. H.Q. mess is like a funeral and I long to throw cups and plates about merely for the sake of making a noise. I am trying to bribe the Doctor to send him away.