I know, my dear that the title doesn’t give much away – having said that, it’s a little how I’m feeling, just at the moment. I would love to have answers to so many of the events which have occurred in and around this retirement complex. I don’t necessarily need to know all of them – just knowing some would help me.
I wonder whether it’s me – do other folk move into accommodation similar to this and find themselves on the periphery of so many strange events? Would you expect to find residents being knocked down, murdered, kidnapped or fires being set and flats ransacked!! Does that seem to be the kind of establishment you would either like to live in or expect an elderly parent to reside there?
No, my dear, the more I think about it, the more I’ve come to the conclusion that it isn’t normal. Yes, I know I’m rather slow on the uptake, and you may have been wondering about this for some time. Well it’s a shame you didn’t consider asking me for my opinion. It’s only now, when I’m going back through everything which has happened in the past few months that I’ve realised how very odd it is. Of course, it could be that the area is known to be a criminal “hot-spot”, but in fairness to the many other folk who reside in the village, I really don’t think it is. The other option is that I just happened to arrive at a time when things were beginning to heat up a little and several minor felons from the surrounding area decided that it was time to up the ante, as it were!
I’ve decided that, as it’s going to bother me constantly, I need to have several conversations. The first is with Teddy – local CSI who is the owner of a gorgeous Bichon Frise dog called Harry. Teddy, will probably have heard snippets of information from the various police departments at Regional Headquarters where she is based. I think I’ll text her and see if she is able to come for coffee one day soon. I wonder what colour her hair will be this time? Will she have a new pair of Doc Martens? I can almost certainly answer that question!!
I am going to see Mrs. M tomorrow and we’re going to have a good hunt around for her missing ornaments and jewellery. Although we had a perfunctory search the other day we couldn’t find any of them. It’s rather odd, because I can accept that a couple of pieces may get mislaid if she were tidying them up and swapping them round, but this is quite a large part of her collection. Don’t forget there are a couple of pieces of jewellery which are also on the missing list.
I also think that I could do with speaking to my contact at the Security Services in London. I’m not sure whether he will be of much help – all of the conversations with him seem to have ambiguous answers. It’s difficult for him, I am fully aware, but that doesn’t help me.
My dear, I must also tell you that Gordon appears to be on the list of folk who have vanished. I’m sure that nothing untoward has happened to him, but whatever he’s doing, he’s not doing it here!! I have a feeling he has bigger fish to fry at the moment. However, I must speak with him in the next twenty-four hours to confirm that he will be acting as compere for the second part of the Talent Contest on Saturday. I won’t be pleased if I have to chase round after him.
I also need him to cough up the additional prize money I persuaded him to offer as an inducement for changing the date of the competition. Everyone was very pleasant about it, but I’m not paying the extra amount from my pocket! As it is, I assume he hasn’t done anything about collecting the raffle prizes or having a conversation with Giselle about her making some little cakes and biscuits.
Well my dear, I feel a little better for having this little chat with you. I had been bottling it all up inside and it doesn’t do me any good. I’m sure there will be a few answers floating around – however, there will probably be more questions as well.
Right then, I better get on with it. I’ll text Teddy and find out when she’s available to come round – it feels like a long time since she was here. It’s always a pleasure to have a visit from Harry too – such a gorgeous little animal. I’ll be back in a couple of days and hopefully I will have made a little progress. As Always –
With Love – Jan xx