23 January 1856
Happy New Year! I have moved to a new theatre (again!) and am trying to build up a reputation as both an entertainer and a writer. I decided that I should try working with some new "potential-ists," such as Meilhac, Halévy, Nuitter and Scribe. 

Time to fly!

New Journal

22 June 1855
I had to buy a new journal as my other one was wearing out. It has been about five years since I wrote, and I am still struggling. My opera house was a failure. American critics said that my operettas were a joke, and that I was a failure. 
So, I decided to move down by the Champ-Elysées and am currently making way with my new theatre. I am currently working onLes Deux Aveugles. I hope that I will succeed here in this new theatre!