all afternoon in the hotel lounge. It was very cold yesterday but much nicer today. I'm now off to Loughton to do some shopping have to get our orange ration + sweet ration today. I'm sure you are terribly busy Darling- the new system of working in Frankfort, Paris seems a peculiar but will most likely work out right You'll be able to travel about much more under this new scheme I should think. I will try and write you a decent letter this evening. The mail service has collapsed just as I said it would.