Nell: Now, today is going to be very hot.
Me: Yes. there have been warnings.
Nell: We must make sure everyone drinks plenty of water.
Me: Dave drank water for over 30 seconds. Kev counted.
Nell: David is a large animal. Bowls of water should be placed throughout the house and garden. Hats must be worn at all times when outside.
Me: You didn’t wear one down at the river.
Nell: It was shady. I had my hat in the car, if needed. What about your list of characters from our Conversations?
Me: Harriet and I have found over 100 characters and we haven’t even started on this year yet.
Nell: What can I say? Our world is a busy one.
Me: It certainly is. I hope I can post the list on our page but I will definitely put it on the website.
Nell: Well, you should be gathering email addresses anyway, so you can keep people informed about the book.
Me: Yes. I’m going to have to work out how to do that.
Nell: I believe there is a monkey who can help.
Me: Do you mean Mailchimp?
Nell: That might be his name. Ask Kev.
Me: How is Malcolm and Susan’s nest coming along?
Nell: It’s extremely large and cumbersome but it should be comfortable when The Cat has finished the cushions.
Me: Everyone has worked so hard on it.
Nell: Yes. Alejandro has been carrying panniers full of twigs to and fro, along with Gladys, of course. They are quite an attraction with the tourists.
Me: Does Gladys ride on his back then?
Nell: Yes. On a padded seat carrying a colourful parasol. She likes to give directions.
Me: Sounds like you.
Nell: I beg your pardon? Someone has to organise this family.
Me: Yes. Sorry.