Hornblotton Rectory, Castle Cary, Somerset
I sent off the primroses. I hope they don’t get delayed too much. They are well packed up so they ought to get through any amount of banging about.
I followed Viola’s orders and have been regular housing and mealing. Since I came here, I get rather tired at the end of the day.
I move tomorrow and am thinking of going to Bodmin via Exeter on the bike, a nice little run from here. The bike is in need of a new bushing, which I must get in Exeter. It is the main bearing, brass or white metal skin and the engine knocks and gets hot if it gets loose. It costs about five bob, not more I think.
The prims are magnifique this years. I have never seen so many before. They are everywhere in white masses.
Your loving Hugh
Letter – I have been staying – April 13, 1915
Hornblotton Rectory, Castle Cary, Comerset
I have been staying with Mrs. Milne and have had a gay time. The country is fine after London smoke and smells. I am going to see Theo at Bodmin before my leave is up and then come back to town.
Gran has been very bad but is round the corner I think. Old age I think. Mr. Milne has a bad heart and cannot walk around to keep his weight down. There are 3 pupils, very brilliant boys, doing copy books! Hugo, Colin, John Forest, Harold Brown and Bob Pastal are all out somewhere. Quite a good showing from one rectory. Eric is in India and Jack is still at Marlborough being under age like Dick. Mrs. Milne is thankful he is in India, out of the way. Mrs. B. is very fit and is still the oil that smoothes the works and the buffer between the boys and the old man. I didn’t let on that I had German Measles lately as I thought they would have a fit at the very mention of it. But I am not infectious so there is no damage done. Don’t let on if you are writing to Mrs. M. She is writing to you.
The ducks still lay dozens of green eggs, too strong to be eaten by anyone. They taste of duckweed and slugs. The Prims are fine this year, more than ever before. White sheets of them everywhere. They have done up the old tower in the church yard as it was falling down and found an old Norman Arch while doing it. The artichokes are gorgeous, great grey green leaves.