I'm sorry I missed Cymbeline's birthday - I picked up something for her and would like to drop by the Manor to give it to her in person.
I also need to talk to you about something. Can you spare some time next week? Thanks!
Dear Serenus -
I'm sorry I've been such a lousy correspondent - something happened last month that was pretty unpleasant, and I wasn't up to much. I'm fine now and have some news, so could I stop by the shop for a few minutes this week or next? I need to pick up a few things, plus I need your advice.