They arrive today

Me: Look at you yawning away.

Nell: It is early morning.

Me: I know but I need to write before I leave for the airport.

Nell: Well, don’t expect any sage advice from me. I haven’t even had a cup of Earl Grey yet.

Me: I’m having porridge. It always sets me up for the day. Would you like some?

Nell: Do I look like a Highland Terrier? I shall have toast and marmalade as usual.

Me: It’s awfully windy out there. I hope Alice and Jonathan Sky don’t have a bumpy flight from Berlin.

Nell: How many times do I have to tell you not to worry about things that haven’t even happened?

Me: I know.

Nell: Have you packed everything you need?

Me: Yes. We are only visiting my sister for one night so I don’t need much.

Nell: Now drive carefully and stop on the way, please. You have plenty of time. Poppy has packed you a picnic.

Me: I’m so excited, Nell.

Nell: Yes. The twins were completely beside themselves yesterday evening. Harriet went a little mad and tucked in her tail and ran up and down the stairs.

Me: Harriet adores Jonathan.

Nell: We all do but we must show a sense of decorum. One can’t throw caution to the wind and start running everywhere. Whatever next?

Me: Where are the twins?

Nell: Sleeping. They’ll wake as soon as Poppy brings in their dippy eggs and soldiers.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Now, finish your porridge and get yourself ready and don’t worry about us. I have everything under control and we will all be waiting for you to bring them home tomorrow.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Don’t post a photo of Naughty Nigel on your bed again, please. David finds it awfully distressing as he is your best boy.

Me: Yes, sorry.

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