January 1st, 1918

Dear Mum,

Just a few lines to let you know how I am getting on. We are out of the lines at present & I think we will be out for about another couple of weeks. It's beautiful weather here at present. Snow has been lying for about 3 weeks & everything is frozen over. You could take a traction engine over all the water holes. There is every prospect for another 2 or 3 months. I had a letter from Snowy not long ago. I don't know whether I mentioned it in my last letter or not. Snow seems to be managing it alright. Some of them get pretty good times for a very small run. He wasn't over here long enough to see much although I dare say he could spin some very fair tales. A lot over here seem to think the war will be over in a couple of months but I think it will last a lot longer yet. I suppose you are having pretty hot weather at present. It's a pity this cold couldn't be mixed. I haven't got any more paper. Hoping everybody is well.

I remain your aff son,