Well, my dear, it’s lovely to be speaking with you again, but the weather has been absolutely dreadful. It’s been cold, wet and very windy these past few days and I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it yet.
It was lovely to see you and Teddy on Saturday. I agree with you that the break did her good. Teddy had been looking tired for a couple of months, but as she said, “the work continues all the time, and if I’m off it just piles up till I’m back.” It’s very difficult when someone else can’t just take over your case-load when you’re away from the office, but because the staff numbers have been pared down so drastically, then unfortunately there’s no-one left to pick up the slack.
I had forgotten that you and Teddy didn’t really know each other very well. Yes, you played together when you were both small children. That was when you came round with your mum. She brought you round to visit me a couple of times a month, rather than you living really on our doorstep.
It was interesting how quickly you both seemed to pick up the pieces as if it were only yesterday since you had last been running round and playing chase. You were both very comfortable in each other’s company. I’m sure that Chrissie would like Teddy. I know we decided it was better that she stay at home with the girls while we had our chat, but hopefully you’ll all be here again soon, and I’ll make a point of inviting Teddy at the same time. The girls will love Harry and he’s so gentle with children that they’re bound to have a great time together.
Teddy had a good deal of news for us – well, particularly for me – but I was glad you were there, as I do sometimes trip over myself when trying to remember things. If you don’t mind I’d like to go through a few things which we discussed, so I can check that I’ve got things right in my mind.
The first piece of information she gave us related to the deaths of Gordon, Peter and his sister. Apparently – and this is still very much hush, hush – there are a couple of arrests imminent. That will be a great relief not only to me, but also to Mrs. M who arrives home tomorrow. Teddy says that I will be aware of the people involved, even though I don’t know them personally. She can’t give me the names as yet, just because everything is being prepared – search warrants etc, but I do understand that the police have enough information to be able to charge the suspects. That is very exciting and folk here will be pleased that they will be able to relax again.
I also have more news about Georgie and Billy’s wedding reception. My good friend Hazel, from Another Place has volunteered to act as children’s entertainer on the Saturday afternoon and evening. Isn’t that kind of her? I have booked her into the motel just down the road for the Saturday night and she’ll be able to join us at the buffet and have a couple of drinks. Jane will also be here, and staying the night, as she and Giselle are arranging the food. Jane messaged me earlier in the week to say that G had already been in touch with her regarding the menu and how they were going to divide the various items between them. I’m sure they’ll have it very well planned and organised in no time at all.
I hope that I will be able to have a catch-up chat with Hazel and Jane on the Sunday before they set off home. In fact, I may suggest that we have a bite of lunch out to round the weekend off. That will be splendid.
Thank you my dear, for bringing the papers for me to sign. I know you went through them with me when you were here, but unfortunately I have been a tad under the weather and I’m not sure I remember all the various ramifications. I’m sure that everything will be fine but would like a further chat with you first, just before I sign my life away!!
I think I’m going to leave things with you like that, just for a couple of days, if you don’t mind. Perhaps we can have another conversation, this time, just the two of us, so I can clarify everything. Incidentally, did you check on the building site around the corner, and enquire when the works are due to be completed. Oh, that’s good – early March doesn’t seem very far away. We’ll discuss the other things over this coming weekend if that’s ok with you. Right my dear, I’ll love you and leave you. Much love to the family and please give them all a very big hug from me. As Always –
With Love – Jan xx