Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine



Letter from Ursula Valentine to her husband John Valentine


Thanks him for letter and news of his activities. Writes of her activities and that he will probably receive a cake shortly. Mentions books they are reading, other news and baby matters. Reports immanent arrival of ex-internee and other domestic arrangements,



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[underlined] No 3 (I think!)]
Wed Aug 13th
Darling one, I had a lovely long letter from you this morning acknowledging the lighter & telling me about your climb up Snaefell. How I wish I could have been with you! However I am going to mountaineer up North End Rd this afternoon to visit Jean Serpell & that will probably be quite enough for me with the pram.
Yesterday Betty Hughes & her friend Phyllis came in to play cards, it was quite enjoyable though I’m not specially keen on either of them. However Phyllis said she had more currants than she
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knew what to do with & would let me have some, so you will probably be receiving another cake fairly soon. Since you like the other fellows in the digs I should like to send you cakes now & then to share with them (or not as you like.) By the way, does Rowan bring his lady friends to the billets?? I’m looking forward to reading your book on agriculture. Did you ever read my Left Book Club volume by Lord Addison? Of course it deals more with a policy for agriculture from the point of view of the Government, still it is interesting & I will send it to you
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if you would care to read it. Let me know, would you?
Mrs Howie said that the photo taken of her did not come out well – that she would send one later, & when I write I will keep her up to that. They are away on holiday at the moment. I hope my films will be ready soon & that there will be a decent one of Frances for me to send to her. Your daughter is really the most adorable person I know except her father, I’m looking forwards to making Jean jealous this afternoon!!
Unfortunately it keeps raining on & off so it
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won’t be too pleasant walking over. However Mrs Stengel may arrive more often any time, so I don’t want to put the visit off. I had a pic from Barbara this morning, she seems to be enjoying herself thoroughly.
I am having the gas fire removed from our bedroom to the back room for Mrs Stengal in case she ever wants to withdraw up here, - we hardly ever use it anyway, & the nursery must have one & I like to warm Ba’s room too when she comes home from night duty in the cold weather.
With all my love to you, dearest. I’m hoping your next letter will say you are a GB again. Has your taste come back yet & do your eyes still hurt?
Yours always Ursula.



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