Me: It’s you and me.
Nell: Yes, as you are leaving today I thought you would like to see a photo of us together.
Me: You don’t look very pleased.
Nell: I’m not. You are leaving and not everyone enjoys a sudden cuddle. Some of us prefer advance warning.
Me: But I love you so much that sometimes I’ve just got to give you a great big hug.
Nell: Yes, I know. Now, Poppy has packed you and Chris a light lunch for the train.
Me: That’s very kind of her.
Nell: Just a few sandwiches, some scones and a flask of Earl Grey tea.
Nell: Make sure you take lots of photos while you are away please.
Me: Yes. I am finally going to meet Baby Snail.
Nell: Her name is Faye Raine.
Me: I know but she’s been Baby Snail for so long.
Nell: Before you leave please explain to David that you will be returning in a week. He struggles with the concept of time.
Me: Yes. He even worries when I go for a shower
Nell: I know. Harriet and Gladys just popped over to The Cat’s recently for a quick cocktail and David felt abandoned.
Me: Poor darling boy.
Nell: Malcolm had to make him an omelette with extra cheese.
Me: I’m on his side. They should have taken him with them.
Nell: You’re not taking me with you.
Me: You’re needed at home, Nell.
Nell: I know and you need to be with Alice and little Faye not to mention Jonathan Sky.
Me: Yes, I do.
Nell: I expect regular updates, however.
Me: Of course.
Nell: Tell Alice and those darling children to visit us soon.
Me: I will.
Nell: So go and enjoy your special time. I’ll look after everyone. You and me. Always.
Me: Yes. Sorry.