The Grove School
Sunday Jan 30th /16
My darling Mother
Thank you ever so much for your letter and Det's postcard. How simply perfect if Boo gets leave. I wonder if there would be the slightest chance of his arriving in England before George goes back; I hope so. If he doesn't I just hope he won't come till the holidays for my sake thought not for yours. But I always miss everything at home and it is hateful to be stuck away up here when people I'm dying to see are at home.
I'm so sorry May has been ill - and there again I'm never at home when people are ill and you are in great straits, just when I could be useful!
I hope Mela liked the place that she went to, and that she is back again by now.
Yes, I manage to get in my practising quite all right.
Miss Fletcher says she sent you my report a little while ago, so I suppose it is lost in the post. But they are so peculiar about sending things and Miss Lacey’s room is always in such chaos that it is quite likely it has never been posted, and may or may not turn up some day. Send it on to me if you ever get it, won't you?
I had a liver chill at the beginning of this week, but I'm all right again now.
I'm glad you liked Rosie, I feel so "J" I want to see her very much.
The two little Nicholsons have arrived; they are rather nice children. Eileen is eleven and Bunty is nine. I haven't given them a lesson yet, and wonder rather what they will be like.
We are having a great job to get any exercise books; a consignment has been on order since December 12th and they have not come yet; Shaker's & Gamage's apparently find it impossible to supply large quantities except at dear rates; we are all using block paper until they can get a lot in.
There really isn't an atom of news, it is a very ordinary and rather extra dull term if anything at present.
With much love
From your affectionate daughter
Juliet E Sladden