Explains that since returning to England from Paris she has been very busy with various activities, which delayed her writing to MS. Remarks that it is very pleasant being settled in their own house in Cambridge, even though it is only a temporary one. Asks MS when she intends to come to stay with her and HS. Announces that they have got a cook, who is coming to them on 9 May for a month's trial period. Hopes that William and Isabel have arrived and are well, and sends her and HS' love to them. Wishes that they could both come to see them, but is glad that William can. Adds that the cruet stand they want is a stand for oil and vinegar and sauces, and on the strength of what MS said, NS chose one in London that cost �7 or �8. Asks if they may wait about 'the other things', i.e., china and glass, until they move into their new house. Explains that they have the use of the Fawcett's things in the house where they are at present living. Sends a photograph of herself [not included], and explains that HS' have not yet come. States that they only came to Cambridge from London the previous morning, but that they came for a day the previous week as HS had an examiners' meeting. Believes that the decoration of the house in which they are now living would amuse MS, and describes the drawing room. States that they do not like it much.