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January 1st 1918
New Year’s Eve passed very pleasantly. We had a few ‘extras’ for dinner but not the elaborate affair we had at Christmas. After dinner we had a sing-song. Sitting around the table, everyone in turn had to give a song or a recitation, no refusals accepted, everyone joining in the chorus. We found quite a lot of latent talent and plenty of unconscious humour. ‘Auntie’ started the ball rolling with his usual songs, mostly about love. He ought to know something about the tender passion, he affects to be a great lady killer and the sight of a skirt makes him sigh like a porpoise.