Me: I’m just letting him catch up on Neighbours. You know he loves it and I wanted to spoil him.
Nell: I disapprove. If he has to watch something then find him a good documentary, not a soap.
Me: But he is ever so fond of Carl and Susan and they are going through a rough patch at the moment. He loves the drama of it all.
Nell: We had enough dramas yesterday thank you.
Me: Yes. I was so scared, Nell.
Nell: We all were. Even Poppy ran into the sea.
Me: I thought Dave was going to drown. He was so far out and kept circling.
Nell: If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a thousand times that he will never catch those seagulls. Those birds are playing with him.
Me: I know but he loves to chase them. We just weren’t expecting him to swim out to sea.
Nell: Kev was a hero, of course, tearing off his coat and striding manfully into the sea. Fortunately the wretched animal started swimming back to the rocks. No wonder he is tired today.
Me: I was ready to go in too, you know.
Nell: That would have been extremely foolish. It was bad enough worrying about David without adding you to the mix.
Me: Would you have gone in after me?
Nell: Without a moment’s hesitation. But you already knew that.
Me: Yes. You and me, Nell.
Me: Battling our way through life’s challenges together. The fearless twosome.
Nell: The fearless twosome?
Me: I couldn’t think of anything else.
Nell: Just watch Neighbours with David quietly and drink your tea. You had too much excitement yesterday.
Me: Yes. Sorry.