I must first offer my sincere apologies for my absence. As I can offer no other excuse other than ill temper and a bout of ennui – upon this I shall write no more.
The temperature in London is quite intolerable today, both within this house and without and particularly for those who profess a partiality for a cool breeze and whispered conversation!
However, I digress…
Earlier this morning and with my desk in array littered with unread correspondence, numerous receipts and an unfinished breakfast – I was informed in the most egregious tone by an excitable maid that today is ‘Creativity Day’.
As I was desperately trying to perform a sleight of hand with the household accounts for the many demands for payment from My Lord’s creditors at the time – I can reassure you that the irony for the need of some ‘creative’ accountancy was not lost on me!
Am I wrong to hope that Cook will employ greater creativity with her order of fresh lobster or for Mr. Leetham with his management of our Lordship’s wine cellar?