My dearest Wife,
I will answer your letter received this morning so that you may have news of us while at Folkestone.
I walked up and down with May to-day but since she has been home she has succumbed to a sick head ache and gone to bed, perhaps the very cold wind has rather upset her.
I hope you had it fine for your Egham trip, it was very squally here with bright intervals.
I enclose a little letter from Juliet, she was very pleased to have Gwendolen to play with to-day, we thought she a little tired when bed time came but she said “no I’m not tired only I always want Mother back”, however I think she is happy enough, I heard her correct Gwendolen who said “I ‘ave”: said Juliet, ’ave, ‘ave, ‘ave, you ought to say have Gwendolen” – with such an air too!
Give my kind love to Grannie and kiss her for me. Tell Charlotte as you can give her the Badsey news I will write her a little later on, let me know if Mother seems any way desirous of having a letter to herself.
I hope you will not get cold in your travels and avoid all headaches. I shall be interested to know the Kent news and how all our people are.
To-morrow I have to attend a Conservative dinner in Evesham, I am asked to one at Offenham on 17th but shall try and get out of that. Arthur’s first issue of the “Breconian” is quite a creditable one. We are all beginning to look forward to your return next week, although the girls manage very well and look after me properly.
With our love to all at Ashbourne and much to yourself, dear
I am your affectionate Husband
Don’t forget to send thank you note to Marian Ashwin.
Wednesday Morning. May is better and will go to Evesham. Juliet sends you a nice kiss.