Griff has overheard Ida's sister Elsa and Mrs Higgins (housekeeper?) in a "housekeeping conference" that covered all matters related to "food problems". He tells Ida that "it can be taken as read that a hunger will be upon you around eight o'clock on Monday, and steps are being taken to assuage it."
A mutual acquaintance is going to Colwyn Bay for "the sea-side, extensive grounds, a daily help, gardener, sea air, a cat and a dog, and a regular delivery of meat for cat and dog", while the pet-sit. Sign me up.
Walter Carroll (Ida's father) has inspected the new kitchen and Griff reckons that with some new paint "it would be absolutely wizard." Which is now my new favourite phrase.
Instead of playing chess, his friends are reading Tennyson, which Griff does not rate.
The "P.S. Pill is to be paid" probably refers to his duty as bursar for the NSM and Dorothy Pilling as staff member.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.