Almost uncomfortably warm – so N.Z. is not the only place where the climate plays tricks. During the forenoon Jerry sent a few H.E. so close that the C.O. thought it advisable to evacuate the stables. We therefore had a quite enjoyable prance around the fields and I again was pleasantly surprised to find what good jumpers my two mules are, an unusual quality in this beast. I haven’t had a chance of trying them at a hurdle, but by the way they go neck and neck over streams and ditches I think they would make a good job of it.
Amusing incidents often occur at mess; some men insist on using shallow plates for things like stew, soup etc., then slither off through mire and slush, try to pass one another on narrow duck-walks and slop their mess in all directions.