Dearest, I’d love to have your Tina to stay —
what are aunts for? — but I’m not sure
if it can be managed just now.
I know you’d like her to have a change of scene
after that business with her maths tutor
(has he gone back to his family now, by the way?)
And I really admire her for being a vegan
and only eating that food beginning with Q
which I could never find round here.
She was so animated at that party of mine
she turned up at, and I’m sorry she lost her nose studs.
The broken glass was no problem, just a stitch or two.
It’s such fun having a young person around:
but, alas, I’m expecting the decorators any day now.
Such a shame. But do let’s keep in touch.