May 8/ 04
My Dearest Wife,
It is your turn to write to Jack to-day so I have left it to you to do so, I enclose his last letter and perhaps George may send him a few lines from here. I also enclose letters from Mrs Knipe and Gwen Butler and last and not least from little Judy, hearing after tea that I was going to write to you she disappeared and brought out this wonderful production without any-one knowing anything about it, I must enclose envelope and all! Should there be more correspondence to forward in the morning, as is most likely, I will enclose that too.
I took Ethel & Cyril to see “The Tempest”, as arranged and we enjoyed it very much, it was very well put on. Cyril has been keeping his birthday to-day, as he proposed to do, and cut his cake this evening, the remainder will go into his lunch box, he will go up by the 11.56 to-morrow, I have written to Mr Symms to inform him as to the future.
Cyril had a letter from May for his birthday but there was no news of any particular interest. It keeps cold here and this morning I think there was a very slight frost but nothing to hurt anything. If it is fine on Tuesday I think I shall cycle to Alcester and on to Redditch and Astwood Bank, probably George may go with me, my cyclometer now stands at 2112 miles.
Did Frank say anything about coming down here? However I shall be able to hear about this and other matters on your return.
I hope John has had no more fainting attacks, they are very distressing. Cyril is very interested in looking over the old encyclopaedia and is perusing one now.
With much love to you, dear, and to Charlotte and John
I am ever
Your loving Husband
I must write George his first Kent letter now.
Yours to hand do you propose to stop at Oxford on your return or come direct to Badsey?
I enclose letter and previous post card from Kathleen.