21st June 1913
My dear Julius,
You will have got my two post cards I hope & now I will write rather more fully.
I had a comfortable journey to Paddington, getting my lunch before I got to Oxford, it rained a bit near Oxford & again between Reading & London. Kathleen was waiting on the platform & we got a taxi & were very soon at Victoria Station. We had tea there & then got our train, a rather crowded one & not very fast, we stopped at several stations. Aunt was at the station with the carriage to meet us, so we came up comfortable.
Miss Freeman was here last night but has left this morning. I was tired & went up to bed in good time & got quite a good night. Aunt seems fairly well & quite cheerful, she has had a little rheumatism about her lately, she really does not look much older though it is over two years since I have seen her.
This morning I had breakfast upstairs & when I was dressed Kathleen & I walked to South Fields taking Taffy with us & sat there a little while, I think we shall go for a drive this afternoon.
Aunt is going to ask Cyril down for the week end & I must write to Mela & see if she can come over. Dolly comes on Monday, I suppose she & Charlotte are at Cambridge today. I hope you are all getting over the fatigues of the Bazaar. I wonder if the girls have sent off the baskets yet. Give my love to Mary & tell her Aunt Lizzie was saying just now that she would like Arthur to bring her down here to stay, she would like to make her acquaintance. Kathleen is looking well, from what she tells me I am afraid poor old George has again been disappointed of the chance of a rise in his office & that there is not much chance of one now for a long time. I want to send a line to May so will end.
With much love dear, I am your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden