It's been some time since I heard from you. I saw you yesterday getting off the lift at the Ministry - I do hope things are well?
As for the purpose of my owl - I have a dinner to which I am required to attend on Sunday evening. Could I convince you to come with me? You'll make the tedium of it pass much more quickly, and I can promise the food will be good. Dress is formal and I can pick you up at seven.