I return from France a married man. To those who attended or wished us well, I humbly thank you. Narcissa's move into the manor was quite uneventful, though I believe her and my mother intend on decorating the place before my mother moves to her Italian estate. She fondly claims that Narcissa will be enough female influence on my psyche, and that she's burdened me for too long. It's absurd, considering I am born of her blood and raised through her hard work, but she persists in the belief that it is time for the manor to belong completely to me.
Augustus, I do hope you like wine, because I fear I've brought back too much for my wine cellar. What I intended to give to you has nearly doubled, I'm afraid.
I will soon return to the Ministry to work. My absence from my work
has cost me surveillance has put me far behind. I believe I am soon to be responsible for rezoning new land titles for the Ministry, which may or may not include classification of habitable and inhabitable lands, as well as areas in need of environmental cleansing. That is, lands in need of maintenance. Hm.
( Owl to NarcissaCollapse )
Augustus - do you have time for tea or a drink, these days? I've hardly seen you since I returned from Spain.
If it weren't common and tacky, I'd make one of those horrible lists of things to complete. As it is, once I finish climbing out of the work in my office, and then finish the work in the field, I'm sure I'll be free of work for some time.
If by free, you mean, out creating more for myself. What an odd turn of events. I keep myself employed at the Ministry. How tedious.
With my free time, I imagine I shall be somehow involved with the planning of my darling fiancee's day in which to shine her brightest. Not to say that she doesn't shine brightly at any other time - just that she may be akin to stars and solarlight on the upcoming date.
It's about time I made it known that I'm back in England, yes? Well, I am. Expect me at the office. I've been there. ( For NarcissaCollapse )
Ah, a moment out of my mother's presence to say that I have not been devoured by the fashion shops and curious designers of the European world. La France vous offre salutation et espère que vous allez bien. We haven't been able to move on, considering the frequency of the shows and my dear mother's love of them.
How my father did this for two months every year, is beyond me.
Highly fashionable presents and apparel for everyone when I return in a few weeks. Is everyone holding up without me?
I've been quite busy recently, and I feel the need to take some time off from Ministry work. My mother has been hinting at her want to travel around Europe this year. Usually my father would have been the one to take her, but as circumstances dicate, this is no longer an option. I believe...a month should be efficient, and then a week for a personal vacation. I'm sorry Augustus, but it seems that I won't be running into you at the Ministry next month. I trust you'll do fine without me there?
I've never quite understood the relationship between siblings, being a single child. Hm. It must be more complicated than I thought.
The weather has cleared, which means that property requests are pouring in.
As are orders from my lord.
My workload will most likely double before the end of May, and I may have to hire an intern for the summer. It rather depends on those whom are looking for experience in the field of spacial spellwork. ( Owl to NarcissaCollapse )
In an odd occurance, yesterday I was approached by Ministry authorities. It seems that I have been implicated for the recent incident involving two Ministry employees. I'm rather insulted. My wand was procured for the day, tested and returned. I haven't heard the results as of yet, but I expect to know quickly. It's nonsence, really. On the night of the incident, I was at a banquet at the Fallshire residence. This whole business is absurd, really. I suspect this is what occurs when one is not particularly careful in the selection of one's acquaintances. Let it be a lesson.