Just a few lines especially for Nov. 4th. I’m sorry I haven’t mentioned it before but I believe it’s the usual practice to take something out of the kitty so you’d better help yourself if there’s anything you want. Anyway many happy returns etc. etc. We are getting quite old aren’t we? I can hardly realise that I’m nearly 23.
Well here we are in Transjordan and I haven’t much to say about it. We didn’t leave Nazareth until Friday morning, and we camped at a place called Afula on Friday night. We set off again at seven yesterday morning, crossed the Jordan (not much wider than Anstey brook) and then the road took us up and down mountains. We got here about two o’clock in the afternoon and we are now as settled as we ever will be I suppose. As far as the eye can see it’s just sand, sand and more sand; not a tree or a blade of grass anywhere. The wind blows clouds of sand and dust about – it’s lovely! We shan’t have much to do for about ten days, after that we shall probably be moving again. Then at the end of November we pack up again and go to Haifa, and we shall be glad to get there if only to get a good wash!
The weather is keeping fine so far and I hope it lasts. I bet it pours down here when it decides to rain. This makes seven foreign countries in two and a half years, I think it’s a good average don’t you?
Well I’ll be packing up now. I suppose you are still busy with meetings and concerts etc. I hope Badminton is still going when I get home.
Well cheerio for now,