Me: Look at Dave and Harriet. How adorable are they?
Nell: Was that really only a year ago?
Nell: Goodness me. How time flies.
Me: Yes. Summer is over. The nights are drawing in.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: No more flip flops and shorts.
Nell: You don’t like flip flops.
Me: Just thick jumpers and heavy boots.
Nell: Speak for yourself.
Me: Hang on. It’s October.
Me: We can walk on our beach again.
Me: We can stride along the cliff tops with the wind in our hair.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: We can gallop along the beach kicking up the surf.
Nell: I blame Poldark for the galloping nonsense.
Me: All dogs are free to roam where they wish.
Nell: There will be no roaming, thank you very much.
Me: We need to embrace autumn and the joy it brings.
Nell: I think embrace is a little flowery but I am certainly willing to enjoy a brisk walk on our beach and a swim in the sea.
Me: What are we waiting for? Let’s be off.
Nell: Poppy has to get the chicken casserole in the oven. Mutley is on a Skype call to Hong Kong. Harriet is working on spreadsheets and David is sewing sequins with The Cat.
Nell: I’m sure we will all be free after lunch though.
Me: Yes. Sorry.