Nell: Did you have a good journey to the station?
Me: Yes. The sun was coming up so it looked very beautiful.
Nell: Was Chris’s train on time?
Nell: I would have come with you.
Me: I know but you were all warm and comfortable on your sofa.
Nell: Yes. I am feeling a little achy today.
Me: I think you overdid it on the beach yesterday evening.
Nell: Harriet and I do enjoy racing after the ball.
Me: But she’s a lot younger than you.
Nell: I am aware of that, thank you. I think I might pop down to the spa later for a steam and a massage.
Me: Good idea.
Nell: It’s end of the year aches and pains, of course.
Me: Is it?
Nell: Yes. No matter the ups and downs letting go of the year is always a little painful.
Nell: Might I suggest a cup of Earl Grey by the fire? Mutley has warmed your chair.
Me: That sounds perfect.
Nell: Good. David is waiting to join you for one of his special morning cuddles. Harriet has your slippers and Poppy has made fresh scones.
Me: You always seem to know exactly what I need.
Nell: Your happiness is ours. You know that. Just let go.
Me: Yes. Sorry.