27th May 1907
My dear Ethel,
I quite thought I should have had a letter from you or Father this evening, as so far I have only heard once, & so did not write this morning as I had thought of doing.
I hope you are getting on all right & not too dreadfully dull, you seem to have had more rain than we have, it has mostly come at night here, though the clouds have often looked threatening.
Auntie Fanny is better & about again, though still feeling weak, I hope she will not have any return of the violent pain in her head.
We met Kathleen in London on Saturday, went first to Waring’s & chose a little hanging cabinet, lunched at the Cabin & then went to the zoo where we met Aunt Lottie & Maidie. Juliet was delighted with all the animals, especially the monkeys who amused her very much. At first she did not quite fancy riding on an elephant, however after seeing several of them loaded with children, she began to think she would like a ride & went on the biggest & very much enjoyed it.
I was pleased to have the opportunity of meeting Maidie, she seems a nice girl; I think it is quite an understood thing that she is to come to us for Christmas. Aunt Lottie wants you & also May to join them somewhere this summer, but where & when does not seem quite decided.
When you write, give me your address at Miss Case’s, I can’t remember the name of the village.
Audrey & Tony have been spending the afternoon here & Juliet got on very well with them & enjoyed herself. Evey has invited her to go there & stay on Saturday till Monday; of course she is delighted to be with other children, & I am rather glad, as I did not quite like Auntie having the worry of her all the time we were at Eastbourne, as she is not very well & also Winnie will be away for a few days.
28th May. I began this letter in my bedroom last night & will now finish it, there is still no letter from you or Father, I hope you are all right.
I am enclosing May’s letter for you both to read, Arthur’s I shall not send as he says he has written home. Have you been able to get the kitchen spring cleaned yet? I hope the servants are going on all right & not being tiresome.
This afternoon I am going to the Academy with Winny, on Thursday she is going down to Deal to stay with her friend Mrs Neissner who is there with her baby.
The girls here are rather mad on golf just now, there is a new club & links just started here.
Please write soon, if you have not already done so.
Juliet sends her love, & with much from myself
your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden