This has been the finest day of the season. Bright sunshine all day. Clear atmosphere + a soft S.W. wind. Foliage rapidly broadening + birds singing. How I wished for a long cycle run. I was delighted to find that Stark & Murray1 had fitted a new 5 speed hub to my bike + I ran up to Hill Street on it. The absence of the grating + grinding that have been so annoying on the old one was a treat. I worked at the ledger all afternoon. Mrs Tod of Midgehope Cottage stayed last night here with her baby2 to [illegible word] umbilical hernia [two illegible words].
1 Stark & Murray, cycle makers, Tower Street, Selkirk
2 The Todds of Midgehope Cottage had twins, Isabella and Euphemia (see 12 May 1919 diary), but it is not clear which baby is being referred to
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]