A nice selection there Auntie. I rather liked the re run of the twelve days, but if you really need an English lord, the simplest way to attract them is to offer them either a gaiety girl or an American heiress. Provided that you can come up with the bait you'll probably be in a position to complete mr Truelove's order.

Must say that a little sweet charity is appropriate to the season, even if it's supposed to be directed towards match girls. Yuletide has been known to be a bit hard on them, together with statues of princes and swallows. No snow here though, just rain. Damp and dark is the order of the day in my neck of the woods.

Live and be well - H