A Day of Kindness and Caring

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.

Nell: Yes.

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.

Me: No.

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.

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