My dearest Wife,
I was hoping I might hear from you to-day so that I could reply this evening and when I found the letter on the breakfast table I said you were “a good girl”.
I am sorry Fanny was so poorly yesterday and hope she is now well on the road to recovery. Ethel was pleased to have Judy’s letter, I hope the little maid was able to enjoy the Zoo if you thought her fit to go.
I want you on Friday to take the 11.38 from Weybridge to Vauxhall then take a cab and come with your luggage to Victoria L.B. & S.C. platform for Eastbourne, I hope to be there about 12.45 and we will put our things in the cloak room, I have written to ask Charlotte to be there with Mabel at that time 12.45 and then we will go and have some lunch with them, I propose to take the 3.22 train due at Eastbourne at 4.57 and will leave you to advise Aunt Lizzie as to the probable time of our arrival. You will remember that it is your turn to write to Kath and Cyril this week, of course I will send letters to the others. I have some letters to send on for you to read and there may be others to enclose to-morrow. Ethel thinks you have your P.O. Bank book with you if so you can send it up to the head office as desired.
We have warm weather at last, this morning it was again showery but later on it has been fine and I was in the garden all the afternoon, did not even have a nap!
We have put up those three dessert plates in the drawing room, also the small bracket. The kitchen is cleaned, the flues were first swept. I think I have about settled those rats in the pig place.
I went to see old Roberts and wife a day or two ago, they were very pleased to see me.
I think I shall try and stay away over Sunday June 9 and we must get back in fair time on 10th. I must devote one day the latter part of next week to making a little day excursion with Charlotte and Mabel. Tell Judy the pyrethrum in her garden is coming on but is not fully out yet, her gladiolus is throwing up a second shoot so she ought to have two spikes of bloom. Our aquilegias are getting so pretty and the garden looks so fresh and thriving.
Kiss little girlie for me. I must write to her soon.
My love to Fanny and the rest of the circle. I hope you are feeling better for your rest and change.
Much love dear
Your affectionate Husband