Me: We have had quite a morning, haven’t we?
Nell: I have a perforated ear drum. You have a bad cold.
Me: True. You definitely win.
Nell: I was denied an evening treat and denied breakfast.
Me: I know. We had to keep you safe because of the anaesthetic.
Nell: Did you have breakfast?
Me: Yes, but I went to the doctors too you know.
Nell: You knew you were going. It wasn’t just an unpleasant surprise.
Me: I didn’t want to worry you. Anyway, you are home and safe now with clean ears. Tom says it will heal.
Nell: Oh good.
Me: And the good news is that I am on bed rest too, so we can spend lots of time together.
Nell: I dread to think what the bad news is.
Me: David ran away but the farmer caught him and tied him up. He took Kev on his quad bike to get him.
Me: I’ll tell you about it later. Sorry.