Thursday 17 April 1919
"Mum was in bed all day with the baby.
I stayed away from work today because of my bad face.
I went out and got a few errands for Mum and I bought some ice-cream and sweets, chocolates and doughnuts.
The doctor's assistant came today as well as Mrs Crow.
I went and bought some confection of senna, some borasic powder*, [and] some paraffin.
Weather: - Mild. Showery. A bit cloudy.
*Borasic powder was often used as an antiseptic or as a treatment for boils.