Susanna and I set forth on our great adventure – she in a dandy, carried by four men and I walking – Susanna also walked most of the way – Left Forest Dell at 9 a.m. arrived Chungla Gully Dak bungalow 12 noon, 10 miles. Arranged our room and had lunch. In the afternoon Susanna slept for half an hour and woke in a sulk temper which she told me always was the result of afternoon sleep. She loved her big bath and splash in the evening and sitting up to late dinner with me. Slept fairly at night, but felt strange and a little unhappy at having no Mummie or Nannie – woke up once and cried.
Arrived Murree about 9.30 motor car, rather dicky. Nice to be at rest in Forest Dell – everything looking beautiful and green. Showers of rain.
Mohmands giving trouble but I hope it will come to nothing. Gave a lecture at the Soldiers’ Home on Thursday last. Forest Dell is very quiet and we are quite out of all the tea-parties and social dullness.
Peshawar was getting warm enough to make us glad to get away. We left last night at 11 p.m. Pindi 6 a.m., left in motor 8.45 a.m., arrived at Forest Dell at 11.45 a.m., having had many stoppages en route, water boiling, and engine on fire which had to be put out by throwing earth over it.
Arrived Forest Dell, Murree, Miss Key, where Susanna was born – 11. a.m. such joy to see Susanna, such a dear and looking so well – though thin.
Nice to be in Murree again. Daisie, Rose and Susanna staying at Forest Dell with Miss Key, I up at the Club with Gen. Kitson to whose coat-tails I had to cling. Rather expensive bridge at the Club.