30th May 1891
My darling Husband,
I arrived here safely this morning after a very tedious journey; I left Paris at ten minutes past six, Joe seeing me off; we stopped at a great many stations & reached Calais about twelve. We were not allowed to go on board till one o’clock, but we had a very good passage & I was not ill.
I got very sick of waiting at Dover. I laid up on one of the sofas in the waiting room & had a little nap, & about ½ past seven was glad to get a wash & a cup of tea. The Ash omnibus met the train, so I got over here at no great expense.
Your Mother seem pretty well, she is thinner than when I last saw her, but otherwise not much altered.
Charlotte looks very thin, but calls herself better.
It has been very pleasant today, & warmer than when I was in Paris. I am not sorry to be in old England again.
We called to see Aunt Susan this afternoon & then had a little stroll.
Give my love to May & thanks for her letter, I will answer it next time, as I am rather tired this evening. I hope they were all able to go to Bretforton wake, & enjoyed it.
I think the London people must have cheated me over my luggage, as I only had 6 frs 30 to pay & there were more things in my box. I shall consult with Frank tomorrow as to the cheapest way of getting to Richmond; May is to be confirmed on Tuesday.
Remember me kindly to Miss Fabling, & with much love to you & the dear chicks, I am
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden