I won't be blogging today as my good friend Sybil, died tragically last night during childbirth. Perhaps the biggest tragedy of all was that it could have been avoided. Sybil's Father naively chose to go with a new doctor instead of their usual family doctor. New doc was sooo sure that Sybil was just fine. Sadly, she was anything but and succumbed to eclampsia shortly after the birth of her daughter. Their first clue should have been the fact that new doc wore a tux to deliver the baby. A dinner jacket perhaps, but a tux? Honestly.
Obviously I am in mourning and will be wearing black today. I will also be taking my meals in my chamber. I suggest you all do the same. It's what Lady Sybil would have wanted.