My dearest Wife,
I think I will write a few lines this evening as I might find it difficult to get a letter off by the 6.30 post to-morrow and Arthur will be here to supper.
We were glad to get your Geneva post cards this afternoon and to find you had such a good crossing, by the same post we heard the Delph house party reached Deal safely, Arthur had lunched with them at Oxford.
I can now send you on two more letters you will like to have, I have written to all of them again this week except Kathleen and hers must go soon.
I saw Mr Wilton to-day and he told me Connie Byrch was engaged, Mr Byrch is able to do more again. Mrs James Ashwin has a daughter born yesterday.
Juliet is very full of her doll’s flower show which is to come off in the orchard on Saturday, she is going to write to you after it is over, her cold is much better but she looked a little white this evening and was rather tired, I expect it has pulled her down a little, she must have a tonic if it seems desirable.
The Corinthia reached Wellington at 2A.M. on 16th so I daresay some of the boys met Maidie in the early morning.
Dr Wilson is at the Vicarage so I called yesterday, he is to have a living near Solihull shortly.
I hear old Mrs Fairfax is dead. Pethard is somewhat better. Mustoe is going to Llandrindod Wells shortly, Ernest is out of hospital. Ethel went to the Martin’s affair to-day. There is a garden party at the Jerram Hunts July 1st I think perhaps I may cycle over with Ethel.
Yesterday we had very heavy rain which was acceptable, to-day has been fine and fairly warm but the nights keep cool. We have netted the strawberries and are now getting a little fine fruit, there are some peas about fit to pick.
Ethel says she will write shortly but is of course pretty busy.
I called to see old Haynes to-day and found him in the garden. Did I tell you the Horace Haynes’ wrote about exchanging house for a month or five weeks but I said it would not be convenient, fancy me at Brighton for a week even with nothing to do!
Much love from
Your affectionate Husband