Coming home

Me: What beautiful photos, Nell.

Nell: Yes. I thought you would like them.

Me: Our favourite beach.

Nell: Yes. It’s waiting for you.

Me: Yes. How is everyone?

Nell: In one word. Overexcited.

Me: Bless them.

Nell: David had three dippy eggs with soldiers for breakfast and ate Harriet’s second egg by mistake.

Me: It’s easily done.

Nell: Harriet was annoyed and refused to pass the marmalade so he had to have plain buttered toast.

Me: My poor Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He loves his marmalade.

Nell: When the puppies are like this the only solution is Keeping Busy.

Me: Yes.

Nell: So I’ve sent David to collect wood for the fire and Harriet is helping The Cat with the Christmas decorations.

Me: Good idea. Has Knitwear Wolf delivered the Sunday papers yet?

Nell: Yes. He’s wearing a delightful Aran sweater today knitted by a rather enterprising Irish Wolfhound.

Me: I didn’t know they could knit.

Nell: Are you speaking for all Irish Wolfhounds now?

Me: No. It’s just that they are such big animals.

Nell: Alejandro is a big animal but he is extremely light on his hooves. You should have seen he and Gladys dancing to ‘Feliz Navidad’ yesterday. It was remarkable.

Me: I can only imagine.

Nell: Anyway Rory is a skilled knitter. In fact I’ve asked him to knit Charlie a sweater for Christmas.

Me: How is Charlie?

Nell: He is doing extremely well. They didn’t think he would last until Christmas and here he is still enjoying life.

Me: That makes me happy.

Nell: Do you know what makes me happy?

Me: Earl Grey?

Nell: No. Kev and I will be collecting you from the station this afternoon.

Me: You’ve really missed me.

Nell: Just get yourself packed and on that train.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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