Me: Little Marvin really is impossibly cute. He must be so excited that Chris will be back in Toronto tomorrow.
Nell: Yes, I’m sure he is, but look at the photos.
Me: Shannon looks so proud and happy.
Nell: Yes, she does. But what else?
Me: It’s Rhubarb. She must be back in Toronto. I’m so glad Little Marvin has a friend.
Nell: Yes. But what are they both wearing?
Me: Bandanas. They suit them don’t they? Look at their lovely smiles.
Nell: Yes, but why is everyone wearing bandanas?
Me: Not everyone, Nell.
Nell: Alejandro was wearing one at Morning Thoughts.
Me: I think he has a bit of a sore throat.
Nell: Malcolm is even wearing one.
Me: Malcolm? Now, that is surprising. He’s not really a bandana wearing kind of bird. It wasn’t sequinned, was it?
Nell: No. it was plain white. Poppy is very strict about hygiene in the kitchen. But that’s not the point.
Me: I think Mutley’s bandana is very flattering. He has something of the ageing cowboy about him.
Nell: Where are all these bandanas coming from?
Me: I have no idea but Tony says he is delivering them everywhere. They are even in Toronto.
Nell: Don’t be silly. Tony doesn’t deliver to Toronto. He’s got enough to do delivering post around here.
Me: I didn’t mean that.
Nell: Talking of Toronto when is Chris leaving?
Me: Early evening. I wish he didn’t live so far away.
Nell: Well, he does and he is happy in Toronto. So you and I are going to take him to the station later and smile as we wave goodbye.
Nell: Because that’s what we do when we love someone, even if it means we have to let them go.
Me: You are right. Sorry.