It was a warm, overcast day. I went for a walk until 11 o'clock with Olga, Anastasia and Alexis. We had lunch at 12 o'clock. During the day we spent three hours in the garden, on the island and the pond. See more
Towards the end it started to rain, and it continued until 8 o'clock. The aroma coming in through the windows was wonderful. Today is the anniversary of the Army attack on the south-western front. How different my sentiments were from what they are now.
It was a bright day. At 11 o'clock I went to Mass with Olga, Tatiana and Alexis. Marie and Anastasia's temperature fell to normal, but towards evening Marie's rose a little bit. I went for a two hour walk; I walked and worked and delighted in the weather. I returned home at 4:30. I sat for a long time with the children. In the evening we sat with Anna and others.
My darling Papa, dearest one. I am sitting in a darkened room with Olga and Tatyana. They send you big kisses, they are lying down and not doing anything in particular. They both have a slight temperature. I have not been in to see Alexei, as he was still asleep. Maria and I are still well, and sitting with everybody in turn. I wonder when I will fall ill and which of us will fall ill first - myself or Maria?!
I love you terribly and send you big hugs and kisses! God bless you.
I’ve come down with an ear ache. Polyakov looked at it and said my middle ear is inflamed. I had breakfast with Papa. Mama is in bed.
Cold weather, a snowstorm, minus 24 degrees this evening. We didn’t do anything in particular in the evening. Father read “Masquerade”. Bed at 11.
Sat at home with Alexei in the playroom with Mama and Anya. Uncle Mimi drank tea. Clearly it was very cold. Papa read "August Cadets" about grandpapa. It was awfully sweet.
At around 4 I went for a walk with father. It is cold, -12 degrees, and it is snowing. At 5 we four went together to Anna’s for her name day.
We have 2 in the infirmary. There was an operation, the re-amputation of a foot. After 5 o’clock we returned for tea. Alexey, thank God, is better. He’s not in pain. I stayed up with Shvybzik [Anastasia] again until 10 reading the papers. Mama doesn’t seem to mind. They’re all absorbed with Papa by a puzzle.
Alexei had ½ a syringe of morphine injected and has been sleeping since 6 o’clock.
Buried myself in magazines again. At 2.30 went for a walk with Father. Six degrees of frost. Aleksey is still bedridden. He feels very poorly. At 6 I went to see Anna, and until 7.45 we sat very comfortably by the fire. Mother is very tired.
We [went] to the Church of Our Lady of the Sign and to the hospital. An operation was performed to remove a piece of shrapnel and strengthen the patient’s collarbone with wire. We took round breakfast and helped to make the beds. We and Mother received two American guests. Then Mother lay on the balcony. I went for a walk with Father. It was bright, sunny and warm - real spring weather.
Went straight to the infirmary. There was not much to do. Wrote, straightened beds, etc. The Romanian king had breakfast with us. Before 3 set off for a walk with father. It was twelve or thirteen degrees below freezing. We went round the garden. After tea Alexei watched a cinematograph film. T and I had our hair washed and curled. Nothing happened. Father wrote in his album. We went to bed at 11 as usual.