Most of today was good. I met my darling for a lunch date; we love doing that, meeting up during the day. I had the soup of the day, and he had a Caesar salad. He promised me a surprise when I got home after work; I thought maybe he was finally going to install the tile splashback he's been saying he'll do for months!
But I just arrived home, and he is nowhere to be seen! There's no sign of him except three pieces of paper on the table, and some tiles. I don't know where he is. Can you help me?
Paper #1 is a page which looks like it was ripped from a tile catalogue.
There are six tiles scattered on top of it.
Paper #2 looks a bit like the menu from the restaurant we went to for lunch, but I don't understand it. There's no soup! No salad!
1 Pee, pee ipso espoft xjui cfmm gmpxfst. (\$13)
6 Dvufs xjui mpp boe tipsu ibjs. (\$7)
8 Tmjnf jt hppe xjuipvu gjwf ivoesfe. (\$3)
9 Wfsjgjfe boe sjtfo. (\$6) 10 Ep hppe boe hppeczf. (\$8)
13 Vujmjtf, foufsubjo, xjuipvu b tjnqmf qsftfou up cf. (\$3)
14 Gfmjof bncmft po obsspx csjehft. (\$8)
16 Ebnbhf usbq, qvnb, cvu opu wfsz rvjfumz. (\$6)
17 B mjuumf bnqijcjbo ibt op mpwf. (\$3)
18 Jo b gsbhjmf mzsf, zpv nvtu npwf efyuspvtmz. (\$7)
20 Vombdf svnpvst bcpvu ofswft boe csbxo. (\$13)
1 Jotbof pqfsb? Dmbq jo ju! Uifo qvu ju po bhbjo! (\$13)
2 Exbsg epdups (\$3)
3 Toblf xjui beefs gmv nvtu gffm ufssjcmf. (\$8)
4 Uxp tiput! Uxp tiput! (\$6)
5 Bo fevdbups tbe uibu ifs dipdpmbuft dsbdlfe. (\$6.70)
7 If tbje if ibe uif cftu csplfo cbe upft. (\$7)
8 Ibqqz? Hppe mpse! Fwfsz fmefsmz gppm vtft mvdl gjstu! (\$7)
11 Cfh gps b cbssfm, opu b ivoesfe. (\$3)
12 Tufsjmjtft, cmjoemz, votfuumfe. (\$8)
15 Bhbjo ep b ebodf, qpjoumfttmz, tmpxmz. (\$6)
19 Opu nf! (\$3)
Paper #3 is a page he's ripped from the "From the Heart" notepad I use to put notes in his lunchbox when we can't meet for lunch. He's written me a message, and signed it with his usual flamboyant signature, but it doesn't really explain much.
Can you help? Where has he gone?
Who has those initials?
"From The Heart" is significant.
"From the Heart" can also mean "From the Centre". The centre of what?
BdV is a person of significance in the ciphering world. Who is he, and what does he lend his name to?