Griff writes to Ida, "Blast Hitler. A sad break in tradition this going to church in the afternoon instead of doing a spot of writing, and however lively I may be late at night I feel I mightn't to burn early morning electricity - the Rationing! Blast Hitler."
Sounds like the war is getting in the way of of his routine again.
He assures Ida that it's ok to feel a bit blue at the moment. "In times more equable than that of today nearly all of us have our ups and downs," so it's even more understandable that she might feel low at the moment.
He used to want a change from his travel agency work but now "I don't know whether to regret the passing of the comparative security of those recent working days or to welcome the present time as an adventure."
He is however "truly sorry for the real, and threatened, breaking-up of so many businesses and institutions."
He's excited still for the Hallé and hopes to go with her.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.