Nell: Now, it’s your daughter Alice’s birthday today and she is far away in Berlin.
Nell: So, I thought a photo of Alice with myself and Jonathan from her last visit would be appropriate.
Me: Yes. It’s lovely.
Nell: We will be FaceTiming her later. David has prepared a dance. Gladys will join him and The Cat is playing the maracas.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Harriet will sing with Mutley on piano and I have written a poem.
Me: Can I hear it?
Nell: Certainly. Naturally I have used the name Tink as this is what we call her.
Nell: “It’s Tink’s Birthday today
So what can I say?
Except that we love her
More and more every day.
Hard to believe I know
But it’s true.
No one can love Tink more
Than we do.”
Me: That’s lovely, Nell. Thank you.
Nell: My pleasure. We all miss her.
Me: We really do.
Nell: Poppy has made a cake in honour of Tink and you are allowed the first slice.
Nell: Kev will be lighting a fire soon due to the inclement weather and David has agreed to tell us about his exciting day at school. Fluffy socks will be worn by everyone.
Nell: Yes. Tink loves fluffy socks. The Cat has also made sequinned hats so put yours on now. No arguments.
Me: Yes. Sorry.