My Dear Kathleen,
I must write this evening and send you my good wishes for 25th inst. Mother and I are sending you a prayer book as a joint present, it will be packed with the consumable goods otherwise “tuck” and the parcel going by rail to-morrow morning may probably reach you before this letter.
There is not much news in to-day’s paper but I will send it on as you and Ethel may like to read an account of the Queen’s visit to the wounded soldiers at Woolwich.
I am not quite sure about your trains home I suppose you will be able to start quite early on Easter Monday and then you ought to be able to join the fast train at Oxford due at Evesham 12.27 or at any rate the slow one from there due at Badsey 1.32.
The wind keeps so very cold I rather shrink from standing about much to prune although there is a lot to be done, however things are certainly backward this season.
You will enjoy having May at Clewer for Easter and I think she is equally looking forward to a visit to her old school, while she is in London too she will be able to get a glimpse of Jack, he has not yet definitely decided whether to spend Easter here or at Folkestone.
We are in the midst of house cleaning as Mother wanted to get it over before the holidays, Cyril enjoys the carpet beating and Baby watching the operation.
I hope you will have a pleasant birthday and with love to you both
your affectionate Father