A proper cuddle?

Me: It looks like you and Poppy were having a serious discussion.

Nell: Yes. It was about scones.

Me: I see.

Nell: I’m not convinced Easter scones are the way to go but Poppy says they are a sure thing.

Me: Did Poppy actually say “sure thing” because it doesn’t sound like her?

Nell: She’s been reading up on marketing and is using corporate slang. It’s dreadfully tiring.

Me: What are Easter scones?

Nell: They’ve got cinnamon in them and are brown. Some kind of healthy flour.

Me: They could work I suppose.

Nell: A brown scone is all wrong. I struggle with a cheese scone, if I am honest.

Me: Yes. You are more of a traditionalist. Was I mentioned in Morning Thoughts?

Nell: Naturally. David thinks you are never coming home. He has no idea of time.

Me: Yes, he worries if someone just pops to the shops.

Nell: He wanted to come with me to collect you but I told him this is something I do with Kev. We enjoy the drive over. It gives us time to talk.

Me: I’m looking forward to seeing you.

Nell: Yes. It is time you came home.

Me: I could sit in the back with you, if you like, and we could have a proper cuddle?

Nell: A proper cuddle? What on earth is the matter with you? You will sit in the front next to Kev with your seat belt on and we will discuss your travels.

Me: Yes.

Nell: David does cuddles. I do Conversations. You know that.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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