Me: I was a bit slow on our walk today.
Nell: Don’t worry. Jonathan was waiting at the top and Alice and I were leading the way.
Nell: Mutley likes to take his time, too.
Me: Yes, he does.
Nell: It’s only their last day in Devon for now you know.
Nell: The next time you see them the baby will be there too.
Nell: You have all of today and tomorrow.
Me: I do.
Nell: And then you have memories until the next time.
Me: Yes, so many happy memories.
Nell: You are very lucky.
Me: I am.
Nell: Even if you lag behind now and again someone will always be waiting for you because that’s what families do.
Me: Yes, it is.
Nell: By the way David is never allowed ketchup again.
Nell: We had to soak Gladys for over an hour to get it out.
Me: To be fair it sort of exploded out of the bottle and got in her hair and he didn’t want to waste it.
Nell: How many times do I have to say it? You do not use a Pomeranian to spread ketchup on your fish finger.
Me: You are right. Sorry.