ClaiMS that he [and NS] have been so lazy [in Paris] that they have nothing to say, 'except that the days are of unclouded blue, and very balmy air - both literally and symbolically.' Reports that NS is educating his taste 'in Plates, Cups, Crockery of all kinds, and other elements of the art of domestic ornamentation.' Announces that they intend going to the opera that night, in order that she may educate his musical susceptibility if possible. In return he claims to be directing her studies in political economy. Claims that they study architecture and painting together, and that they had a very successful day at Amiens, 'in a really charming hotel.' Hopes that the entertainment went off well, and that MS was not too tired afterwards. Rhetorically asks whether she did not think NS looked 'like an angel in her white dress and veil'. Asks her to send the family crest to Arthur Balfour, 'that he may...get it put on some spoons and forks he is giving [them].' Asks her to let them know if she hears of a cook who can really be recommended, and adds that they do not mind paying her good wages, but that she will have to do without a kitchen-maid. Remarks how wonderful it is how interested he is getting in domestic matters. Sends NS' love to her.