Writing this at Wallington, having been more or less ill for about a fortnight with a poisoned arm. Not much news – i.e only events of worldwide importance; nothing that has much affected me personally
There are now 11 evacuee children in Wallington (12 arrived, but one ran away and had to be sent home). They come from the East End. One little girl, from Stepney, said that her grand-father had been bombed out seven times. They seem nice children and to be settling down quite well. Nevertheless there are the usual complaints against them in some quarters. E.g. of the little boy who is with Mrs. —– , aged seven: “He’s a dirty little devil, he is. He wets his bed and dirties his breeches. I’d rub his nose in it if I had charge of him, the dirty, little devil.” 
Some murmurings about the number of Jews in Baldock. —–  declares that Jews greatly predominate among the people sheltering in the Tubes. Must try and verify this.
Potato crop very good this year, in spite of the dry weather, which is just as well.
 See ‘Such, Such Were the Joys,’ 3409, where Orwell refers to his own bed-wetting experience. Peter Davison