Nell: So they’ve arrived safely, I see.
Me: Yes. It is so wonderful to have them here. Jonathan has grown.
Nell: Is that Naughty Nigel posing with Alice and Jonathan?
Me: Yes, and Seamus. I wouldn’t call it posing.
Nell: I’m surprised Boo isn’t there too.
Me: He was in the kitchen.
Nell: I think David might need extra attention when you get back.
Me: He knows he is my darling boy.
Nell: Sometimes knowing isn’t enough. Extra cuddles are needed.
Me: Of course.
Nell: For everyone.
Nell: Poppy and The Cat have organised a celebratory afternoon tea. There will be sandwiches, scones and sequins.
Nell: So when will you be here?
Me: We are leaving after breakfast.
Nell: Why are you talking to me then? We are very excited, you know. Harriet has been watching out for Jonathan since daylight. Drive carefully. It’s stormy out there.
Me: Yes. Sorry.