Nell: I thought you would like this photo.
Me: Yes, I do. A happy memory from my birthday.
Nell: Yes. We saw seals.
Me: We did.
Nell: I shall be accompanying Kev to the station to collect you.
Me: I am glad.
Nell: Malcolm has been invited to Susan’s for dinner, by the way. The Cat wants to make him a sequinned cloak.
Me: Don’t you think that might be a bit much?
Nell: Yes, I do. David has one, of course, and has offered to lend it to Malcolm but The Cat says red isn’t his colour.
Me: David can carry it off but Malcolm is not a sequinny kind of flamingo.
Nell: Count Bingo agrees. He was visiting Gladys and told The Cat it was out of the question.
Me: Good for him.
Nell: So Malcolm will wear his yellow sou’wester and cape.
Me: Wellington boots?
Nell: Of course. He can take his soft shoes with him.
Me: Yes. No boots in the house.
Nell: Exactly. Now, remember to get yourself a sandwich. They run out of them so quickly on the train and you don’t want a sugar low.
Me: No, I don’t.
Nell: Kev and I were thinking a hot chocolate by the sea might be just what you need when you get here.
Me: Yes, it just might.
Nell: Chin up. It’s see you again soon not goodbye.
Me: Yes. Sorry.