Nell: Today is the shortest day of the year.
Me: Oh yes, it’s the Winter Solstice.
Nell: We were discussing it at Morning Thoughts and we have decided today should be a day of Kindness and Caring. Some of the smaller animals fear the darkness so David is aiming to be particularly caring.
Me: Well, he’s upstairs doing that standing over you thing. Harriet and Poppy have crept underneath him.
Nell: He will be keeping them warm. He’s very good at that.
Me: I know. We share an armchair.
Nell: Now bring your tea into the living room. Kev has made a fire and turned on the Christmas lights.
Me: Will Knitwear Wolf be joining us? I saw his motorbike.
Nell: No. He has gone for a walk with Myfanwy.
Me: Oh my goodness. Did she give him the letter?
Nell: She did. Yesterday.
Me: Brave little corgi.
Me: What did he say?
Nell: He took it away with him and we haven’t seen him until just now when he delivered the Sunday papers.
Me: Did he look happy? What was he wearing?
Nell: A rather stylish cardigan in dark brown and walking boots if you must know. But that’s not the point.
Nell: He looked thoughtful and more importantly he brought a gift for Myfanwy.
Me: He did?
Nell: Yes. It was a beautiful warm shawl in a dark Christmas red.
Me: She must have been delighted.
Nell: She was. He wrapped it around her and asked if she would join him for a quiet stroll.
Me: This could go either way, Nell.
Nell: I know. We will just have to wait for them to return.
Me: But I hate waiting.
Nell: Drink your tea and stop staring out of the window.
Me: Yes. Sorry.