Oh but 'tis lovely by the sea! The sound of the splashing of the waves is so relaxing and the constant ebb and sway of the tides is so reassuring. Since my home is situated amongst the wealthy homes along the port the smell of fish is almost nonexistent, although a healthy salt water breeze is often to be felt. Have you begun on your ball gown for the New Year's ball yet? I really cannot wait for the holiday season to begin! Lots of baking, merriment, and festivities!
I shan't worry myself with thoughts of pirates and harbor attacks, for father is more than capable of defending us. He is a fine swordsman indeed!
Sincerely, Rachel Virginia Merriman