Diary sub-note: Lammas Day (Scottish Quarter Day)
1914. Germany declared war on Russia
S.R. 5.23, S.S. 8.49
Went to Nuneaton to stay with Anne. Mr Bourne, Anna, Harry & Pat came to fetch me in their new Wolsey car.
Diary footnote, accompanying a photograph of an Irish Water Spaniel: IRISH WATER SPANIEL. At first sight he is a rather comical fellow, with his mass of tight curls like a poodle, and bare face and tail, but he is a hardy worker, equally at home on land or water, and especially useful at wildfowling. He is probably a direct relation of the fine old English curly coated retriever, combined with spaniel blood, and some aver that he has a dash of poodle in his make-up. Colour, brown.