Nell: Yes, it was delightful. Well, most of it.
Me: We were so lucky to meet Mrs D who was kind enough to let us go into her fields.
Nell: It was very gratifying and most generous of her. Sometimes one simply needs a quiet country walk away from the bustle of the beach.
Me: It’s the Easter holidays, Nell. That’s why it’s so busy. Dave and Harriet even went swimming in the stream.
Nell: Yes, Mutley had a little paddle. Fortunately the sheep were not interested in Poppy, or David.
Me: Yes. And then you came with us to the station to collect our friend Shel from Canada.
Nell: I enjoy travelling and it is always a pleasure to see Shel.
Me: You are an excellent companion.
Nell: I know. We had a pleasant chat on the way home. Unfortunately the evening was not as enjoyable.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Despite my recent illness I was left, yet again, to look after everyone while you went off gallivanting.
Me: We only went out to dinner. Just a few hours. They don’t take dogs.
Nell: All I can say is that I am never singing Karaoke with Poppy and David again. I’m surprised the neighbours haven’t complained.
Me: Oh dear. Were they loud?
Nell: Loud doesn’t even come close. When David started singing “A Bat Out Of Hell” I thought the windows might shatter.
Me: Gosh! I wish I’d been there.
Nell: You see. This is exactly why I despair of you.