Clear sky, frosty.
Digging connecting trenches on Roper’s Hill, 5’ 6” deep, 2’ 6” wide top, 1’ 6” bottom, zigzag side 6 paces. Draycott partner. Did about 4’ 6” in 3 hrs. Hard work, especially when deep down.
Afternoon route march carrying equipment, coat in haversack and entrenching tool on. Went via Ringinglow and back, practising fixing bayonets on road. Nicols[Nichols?] hit brewery man with snowball. Very amusing.
6-9pm more trench digging. Stables as partner. Very fatigued, hands sore. Teased Foster and Clark.
Soup for supper.
Hear a cook going to Aldershot April 2nd for course in field cooking. Looks as if we shan’t leave until April. Piano arrived, 5d each per month.