See You Again Soon

Me: The house smells of Christmas.

Nell: Yes. Poppy is cooking roast turkey as it’s Chris’s favourite.

Me: What about Timothy?

Nell: He’s gone to visit his cousin on Dartmoor. Lots of fresh air and hiking.

Me: That’s a relief. We wouldn’t want to upset him.

Nell: No. Now, in Morning Thoughts today we discussed goodbyes as Chris, Shannon and Andre leave this afternoon.

Me: Yes.

Nell: We decided they are actually “See You Again Soons”. You will see Chris again most probably in June when your new granddaughter arrives.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Poppy will see Timothy again when he gets back from Dartmoor.

Me: Yes.

Nell: And Malcolm will see Kitten when she comes to tea tomorrow.

Me: Goodness. I bet he’s excited.

Nell: Ridiculously so. That flamingo is beak over webbed foot. In fact Mutley is thinking of Taking Him to One Side.

Me: Why?

Nell: He feels Malcolm needs a little guidance when it comes to matters of the heart.

Me: He is probably right.

Nell: Yes. I remember Taking Poppy to One Side when she met John and then Harriet when she met Jim.

Me: What about when Dave met Sally?

Nell: That was an excellent film. I laughed so much. The scene in the diner. “I’ll have what she’s having.” Hilarious.

Me: You mean “When Harry met Sally”.

Nell: No, I don’t. Unless it’s about Border terriers. Anyway, Harry is married to Meghan and Sally is in love with David. You know that. Now come and help Poppy with peeling the vegetables. You need to keep busy.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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