29 July 1916
Dear F & M
Just a line to say I am OK. I suppose you received my letter saying that we were enjoying a rest after having a rather rough time of it. As you will no doubt have read about the doings of the S. Africans & the Highlanders in the papers. There was a very good article about us in the Times of July 25th We are enjoying a good time in rest in a town with plenty of life not far from where we were last Septr. We spend most of our spare time playing solo. The weather is very nice just now. I received a letter from Gladys Grimshaw today but have not received a parcel she has sent owing to the change of my address I sometimes get letters weeks old. Hope Gladys does well in her exam. I suppose it was rather a pathetic scene to see her leaving her old colleagues. Well it is Saty today & we all went & had a hot bath this forenoon & change so feel in the pink now.
Well there’s a concert on here tonight & the estaminets are just opening so you can see we are not downhearted yet. Hope you are all well. I got a fellow to send that Field Post Card who was going out of the trenches. I suppose you wondered why I hadn’t written it.
Well we are all merry & bright again hoping you are the same.
So Bye Bye for present
Bungy de Grabit