Due not least to my ongoing convalescence but to also facilitate and enable a full recovery, I must take heed of my trusted physicians advice and rest until further diagnosis is complete.
To that end it saddens me to inform you that as such I will be unable to attend the forthcoming celebrations of all things hirsute being held at the World Beard and Moustache Championships next weekend in Trondheim, Norway.
However the good tidings is that the celebrated Miss Allie Astell of Camberwell and her delightful bosom pal Laura have stepped in to the breech, kindly agreeing to represent Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax on this most auspicious of occasions.
They will be lodging at the Prinsen hotel and carry with them stocks of my patent pomade which will be available for your purchase and delectation and should be used as an aid to maintaining your stiff upper lip regardless.
By all means introduce yourselves to the wonderful gals as serious aficionados of the hirsute appendage et al. Cordial invites to tea or even supper will be most welcome and viewed favourably.
My humble apologies once again for being so detained and unable to join you in Norway. I raise a glass to you all and I do hope to further our acquaintance in Pennsylvania this coming autumn.
I remain your most etc