From Donn Bayard's Evaluating English Accents Worldwide

Dear Mom and Dad,
Hi! How are you? Well, here I am in the big city. Although the weather is nice at the moment, the forecast is for hail, but that should soon clear. I bought a new coat, because they say it gets really cold. I have to stay at Auntie Deb's house for now, but I'm hoping to get a flat soon. The trip up was great, even though it took ten hours. Well, I must go. You know how rarely I write, but I will try to do better this year.