My dear Miss Tomkinson,
I felt I must write you this line, which I am afraid I really meant to send some days ago.
The truth is I just do not know how to begin to thank you enough for all your kindness to me while at Tusmore.
You were far too sweet and spoiling to us all, & I know had we hunted all through the counties of England, we should never have found a more thoughtful or understanding Commandant.
I cannot tell you know much we miss everyone at Tusmore; in fact I still find it hard to realise that I am not just on leave.
Life has been terribly hectic since I left, but I have been having a wonderful time, & have seen & stayed with no end of people.
At the moment Flavia & I are staying at Seaford in Sussex to get a breath of sea air. It is a sweet little place & we have bathed several times tho’ the weather is not as warm as it might be.
We leave for Ireland at the beginning of August – very exciting, but I only hope the Irish Sea is not as rough as it has been down here!
After that I am going out to join Huntly for a fortnight. He has been made Canadian Representative on the U.N.R.R.A. (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration created at a 44-nation conference at the White House on 9 November 1943.) Council meeting which is to be held in Geneva. Isn’t it a grand idea; I have never been to Switzerland at this time of year & so am terribly thrilled.
You will I expect have already heard from Eileen that we had an interview before she left – quite successful I think & we both start the course in September. It sounds pretty stiff but extremely interesting. We will let you know how we get on in Germany if & when we arrive there!
Please thank Miss Pope very much for sending my health insurance card, etc. I am so glad her father is really better.
Once again Miss Tomkinson, thank you so very, very much for all your sweetness to me during my stay at the hospital. I loved the work & shall always look back on those three years as being some of the happiest days of my life.
With my love to you & all at Tusmore.