My dearest Wife,
I hope you received my p.c. posted this morning, I could not get a letter off in time to reach you at Geneva.
We have had a drizzling rain ever since morning so our visitors have not been able to have their projected drive.
Frank did not sleep quite so well last night but the four previous nights were splendid and both he and Edith were all the better for such good rest.
On Sunday Mr Allsebrook offered to take them for a drive next day and they went, since their call at the Vicarage yesterday, honey has been sent!
I have been so glad to receive your letters, dear and shall be glad to hear further about your doings, I find one can send 1oz now for 2½d and each succeeding ounce is only charged 1½ so I think I can forward more letters than usual.
Arthur is going to meet them at Oxford to-morrow and have lunch, he will be down at 7.23 Friday. Ethel has just gone to enquire after Pethard and take a few roses, I think he has been a little better the last day or two. George will leave rather early to-morrow for B’ham to join Lizzie so after that we shall be quite a small party.
I have netted most of the strawberries which are coming on fast, they really are a fine crop.
Juliet is very busy over the projected doll’s flower show for next Saturday, I hope it will be a fine day.
I think I shall enclose letters with this to the weight of 1oz and send a further lot another day so that you may get most of them in turn.
We did not hear from Maidie after all and I fancy some letters have gone wrong, it appears that Marian did meet her but particulars are still wanting. I expect Bessie has welcomed her daughter home by now.
The roses keep opening out and last well, now that the sun is not too scorching.
I have given Edith your Interlaken address as she will like to write to you soon after they get home, I do hope they will get back comfortably and be all the better for their change, they are to be weighed before supper.
We are getting along very well, Judy preferred to say her prayers to Ethel the other night “because you see it more like Mother”, she is to stop up to supper to-night.
I sent Anna’s wine off last week so hope she was not inconvenienced.
Give my love to Aunt Lizzie and say I hope she will thoroughly enjoy the trip, remember me to Mrs Simson and Mr Goddard.
Much love to you dear Wife,
Your affectionate Husband