Friday, 19 February 1937
A great crowd on board. Hundreds of flowers, gifts, still being sent around to the cabins. Received Jess’s spray of white flowers, very pretty. Also lovely basket of flowers with my name on, don’t know who sent them. Flowers everywhere you look. A lovely site, not feeling sick at all. Mrs [Florence] Spriggins [age 36] next cabin to me. Just sat around the deck yarning.