Friday Farewells

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.

Me: Lovely.

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.

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