It is really hot now, the bungalow is generally 92º [F]*, but we keep fairly fit and cheerful. We miss Susanna very much, but she is well looked after and happy in Murree. I go to Simla on Sunday to lecture on Wednesday. Daisie goes to Murree and I join her there for a few days leave after the lecture. We shall both be glad of some fresh air.
Killed a huge scorpion in my bathroom. Shall have to give up bare feet. Gave a Lecture on the War to the Masters and Mahomedan Students at the Islamia College.
So we have reached the middle of the year and that wicked old longest day. I was X-rayed to-day to see what was wrong with my heart, but they drew a blank. It was very interesting.
Lecture to-morrow to the men of the King’s and the Royal Sussex. Then in the evening by train to Risalpur; dine with Crocker and lecture in the open air at 9.45. Next day to return here. I do not like leaving Daisie one night alone with things as they are.
Wore my plumes at Church parade for the first time and felt very shy! My lecture was so successful that two C.O’s have asked me to give it to their men, and Crocker, the Risalpur cavalry Brigadier has asked me to lecture at Risalpur.
Peshawar gardens are rather wonderful, here, in the middle of June we have on the dinner table, Asters, verbena, Phlox and Dianthus, rather seedy ones, but quite pretty and homelike. We dine to-night with Sir George Roos-Keppel.
Dining with all the regiments is rather hard going on my poor little liver. To-morrow I am again going out to Shabkadr to look at camps with General Campbell. I gave a lecture at the Club to-day on the war which seemed to be a great success, which was gratifying.
Took Daisie out in Motor car to see the site of battle-ground at Shabkadr and Matta. The country was very beautiful. It is getting hot. I get up about 6 and ride about. Breakfast 10.30. Office till 1.30 no lunch, sleep till 4.0., then tea, bath and out at 6.0.