After all the awful things which happened around here over the past few weeks, I decided it was time for me to get organised and pull myself together. My new furniture has started to arrive and very smart it looks too. I decided not to replace my three piece suite, but instead chose two lovely armchairs and a small sofa in a co-ordinating colourway. The armchairs are both in the same fabric but are different styles, so I can now choose which is more comfortable depending on my various aches at that time. I also chose to have a leather sofa in a fetching tan colour. As my chairs are light cream with a delicate pattern they look rather good together. I know that cream isn’t a very practical colour, but as I don’t have too many children here, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Mrs. M arrived home the other evening and came round for a coffee the next day. I was really pleased to see her – even though she likes to “borrow” my yarn and eat all my biscuits. Although she didn’t bring any yarn with her, she has promised that Renee, her sister, will be making up a package for me in the next couple of weeks. Apparently, she is spinning a gorgeous 4 ply yarn in a heather colour, especially for me. Won’t that be lovely? I do think that Mrs. M has indicated to Renee that I will make a shawl for her – I’ll need to find out more about that another day. However, no matter it’s just nice to have my friend back here again.
She was very upset to hear about Philip’s abduction and immediately rang one of her contacts at Thames House to ask if they were involved with the case, or whether it was just being investigated by the local police division. Apparently, the Security Services are aware of the situation, and are “taking an interest” whatever that actually means. Mrs. M asked them whether they are able to become officially involved. The problem is that neither of us know all the history, which makes it difficult for us to offer our assistance.
A short while later I received a phone call from Mrs. M’s contact who said that he would like to come here to discuss the case with us both and let us know some other parts of the operation about which we aren’t currently aware. There are several separate cases that the police and security services are currently investigating, but none of the crimes have been linked together – but that perhaps they are connected without anyone having been aware.
This is beginning to sound rather exciting and I’m really looking forward to his visit. Apparently Mr. S has also been invited to this meeting, so my little flat will be crowded. No matter, I’m sure we will manage for a short while.
I’ve decided to ask Giselle if she will bring a few of her marvellous individual fruit tarts with swirls of cream on the top. They are absolutely delicious. Perhaps she will also bake some chocolate brownies – they are always popular with visitors. I shall use my best tea service and serve the pastries from my new cake stand which another friend has just brought me to replace the one which was smashed during the burglary.
Well my dears, I hope that you can understand why I am feeling a little brighter. To know that these crimes will be fully investigated, both at a local level, and in London, does make me feel somewhat happier. I hope that once the three of us who live here have more of the facts we will be able to offer our assistance. We’re certainly at the centre of events.
Now I really must go and ring G and ask her about making the pastries before I forget. I promise to tell you all about the meeting next time we speak. As Always –
With Love – Jan xx