Nell: Would you mind not interrupting us please?
Me: What are you three up to?
Nell: Jonathan is explaining to Faye and I about sailing boats and how they work.
Me: Are you sure Faye is interested?
Nell: Very. She made a few excellent suggestions.
Nell: We weren’t quite sure what she was saying but we appreciated the enthusiasm.
Me: Talking of enthusiasm Morning Songs started a bit early today, didn’t they?
Nell: The Welsh Corgi Choir thought the children would appreciate ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’.
Me: It’s not every day you look out of your window to a choir of corgis dressed in sou’westers.
Nell: No. Although it seems to happen more frequently than one would expect.
Me: I wish it would stop raining.
Nell: Yes. It’s becoming tedious. Having said that, Jonathan and I agree that there’s nothing quite like a muddy puddle, especially when one is wearing wellington boots.
Me: What are the plans today?
Nell: I believe Knitwear Wolf is joining us for lunch. The children have never met a wolf before.
Me: Especially a stylish one in a cardigan.
Nell: He was wearing a fisherman’s sweater when I saw him. Weather appropriate.
Me: When did you see him?
Nell: He brought the Sunday papers and we enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey and a quiet chat. He was asking after Charlie.
Me: He is a kind wolf.
Nell: Malcolm doesn’t think so. He is still out of sorts. He asked us to leave the kitchen.
Me: He needs bugging, Nell. I’m not joking.
Nell: I am beginning to think you might be right. I’ll talk to Henry and Horst.
Me: What if Malcolm has gone over to the dark side?
Nell: Then we will bring him back. Stop fussing.
Me: Yes. Sorry.