Friday thoughts by the sea

Me: What were you thinking about down at South Milton Sands, Nell?

Nell: Life. Love.

Me: Deep thoughts. The sea does that to me, too.

Nell: And Lettuce.

Me: Lettuce?

Nell: Yes. I don’t see the point of it. Why ruin a perfectly good sandwich?

Me: I really like lettuce. I could eat it every day.

Nell: And don’t get me started on cucumber. Slimy stuff. As for tomatoes.

Me: What brought this on?

Nell: Poppy and I were discussing summer sandwiches and she wondered if she needed to start adding salad.

Me: It’s an idea.

Nell: Well, it’s one I have knocked firmly on the head. Egg and cress is acceptable at a pinch but the minute you start adding salady stuff your sandwiches go soggy.

Me: True. Nobody likes a soggy sandwich.

Nell: You know The Cat suggested edible glitter?

Me: In a sandwich?

Nell: In the bread. It said it will make your sandwich sparkle like the sun on the sea.

Me: I rather like that idea.

Nell: Ridiculous nonsense. We’ll be having sandwiches as fashion accessories next.

Me: How awful. Did you know they were going to choose Archie Harrison, by the way?

Nell: Of course I did. Meghan, Harry and I were in discussion for months.

Me: It’s certainly unusual.

Nell: Harrison means son of Harry and they both love the name Archie. Personally, I think that is a good enough reason for anyone.

Me: I agree.

Nell: Master Archie may not have the title of Prince but that’s what he will be for those who love him.

Me: Just like you are our queen.

Nell: I have no need of a title. I am your Nell and always will be. That’s enough for me.

Me: It’s enough for me, too. Sorry.

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