I am glad to hear that your gardener did not use backward tactics and trickery to win first prize at the garden contest. Your garden is lovely and deserved first prize, but Suzanne’s single bush (hardly an entire garden, I might add) did not deserve second. Aye, using perfume most certainly should be against the rules! Oh, I do believe I know what tennis is now that you describe it, only I call it Shuttlecock and Battledore. It is pretty much the same thing as tennis.
Today Mother found some lovely shimmery green fabric which I am going to make into a fancy gown for the New Year’s ball. I am rather excited for it this year and Christmas as well. Do you have any yuletide traditions? Mother and Father let each of us children open one present on Christmas eve, we prepare a twelfth night cake (with a pea in it) and burn a large yuletide log throughout December.
Well, I will see you tomorrow at your house for the Sewing Circle!
Affectionately, Felicity Merriman