2nd July 1913
My dear Julius,
I got May’s letter this morning just after I had sent Ethel’s to post. I think I shall keep to the train I mention to her; the 11.45 is a splendid train & I have arranged with Cyril to meet me at Victoria by that one; he is pretty free now as term is ended for the students. I shall ask Aunt to let me take some sandwiches as there would not be much time for lunch at Paddington & it will be more comfortable to have something with me. So you may expect me by the 4.17 on Friday.
I suppose Lizzie is at Badsey by this time, give her my love & say I hope you will all look after her properly in my absence. I wonder how the News’ garden party has gone off; it is very cloudy here this afternoon but the rain keeps off.
It is so dry that Wickens has to spend most of his morning watering. Aunt Lizzie was rather tired after her day in London but really wonderful; did I tell you she is going to Droitwich the end of July. I told her she ought to come to us, but I doubt if she will do that except perhaps for a day.
I heard from Arthur today, he may possibly manage to see me if I am going through about lunch time, so that is another reason for taking that train.
There is to be another tea-party tomorrow; previous to it Dolly & Marian are going for a good tramp over Beachey Head.
I must get ready for dinner, so with much love to you all
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden