Excerpt from 8 April:
Hurrah, supplies have arrived! They contain chocolate, fresh fruit and letters from loved ones. Team is in fine fettle although with two dogs lame we are disadvantaged. I receive notice from Miss Allie Astell, the Expedition Organiser, that Sullivan's - my preferred tobacconist - have closed their shop in Burlington Arcade. O lackaday. With icicles hanging from my moustache we venture on. C.F.