Me: My darlings. Well, some of them, anyway.
Me: I have so many happy memories of their visit. Look at Dave trying to kiss Jonathan.
Nell: David really doesn’t understand the concept of boundaries.
Me: He’s just a Big Brave Beautiful Affectionate Boy.
Nell: He needs to stop squashing people. So how is London?
Me: Very busy. It makes me realise how lucky we are to live where we do.
Nell: Yes, we are.
Me: Although some people love the hustle and bustle of city life.
Nell: Yes, fortunately we are all different. As I always say ‘one dog’s treat is another dog’s raisin.’
Me: Don’t you mean ‘one man’s meat is another man’s poison’?
Nell: Certainly not. Everyone knows raisins are poisonous to dogs so there is no need to state the obvious.
Me: I suppose not.
Nell: So when do they fly to Berlin?
Me: In a few hours. We are going to have breakfast and then catch the bus to the airport.
Nell: Now, remember it is a ‘See You Again Soon’ and not a ‘Goodbye’.
Nell: Talking of seeing you soon. Kev and I will be there as usual to collect you from Totnes station.
Me: Thank you.
Nell: David has asked to join us but he’s not a good traveller.
Me: What do you mean? Dave loves going by car.
Nell: He starts asking if we are there yet just after we’ve left.
Me: He gets excited.
Nell: Well, he is not coming. Kev and I treasure these quiet moments together. They are few and far between.
Me: I might be a little bit low when you see me.
Nell: I know. That’s why I will be there. We can be low together. You and me. Always. Remember?
Me: Yes. Sorry.