My Dear Kathleen,
I am glad the dance went off so well, now that Lent has arrived there will be no more gaieties for you.
It was such a rough wet morning when I went up to mash and continued so bad that I did not return to breakfast, it cleared up this afternoon but on walking home by the lane I found the brook out so had to get across the fields into the high road, all this made me late for tea and I did not get to church this evening as I intended.
Arthur tells us that they expect to break up April 8th and George on the 14th it is very tiresome that you are to be kept over Easter I really think you must be allowed to travel on bank holiday for once in the way.
We were glad to find Georgie was again 3rd in form for the last fortnight I really think he must be working fairly well. I suppose you will be hoping to get top again one of these weeks.
To-morrow I go to Pandy for the day only I do hope it will be fine for I have had wretched journeys down there lately.
We have got rather a nicer horse for driving in the trap now so there will be more chance for some of you to get drives next holidays particularly as the weather should be getting more favourable.
There are six nice little chicken hatched besides the solitary one and Jack has set another hen on Dorking eggs, the ducks are laying at last also the geese.
You had better send a birthday list if there is anything you specially want, Cyril keeps revising his, he had just finished a letter to Ethel written entirely by himself! of course he wanted some help in the spelling.
With love to you both
your affectionate Father