Me: You are going to have to forgive me some time, you know.
Nell: I know.
Me: We had a lovely day yesterday, didn’t we?
Nell: Yes. It was good to see the sun again.
Me: And rainbows.
Nell: And rain.
Me: Not much rain.
Nell: We were the only ones eating lunch outside.
Me: It was glorious down on the beach.
Nell: People actually pointed at us in amazement.
Me: They were admiring the view, or my hat.
Nell: Nobody is going to admire that hat.
Me: No, you are right. Our fish was delicious though, wasn’t it?
Nell: I had a very small portion.
Me: I know.
Nell: And Kev had sausages.
Nell: Sizzling sausages.
Me: Yes. His favourite.
Nell: And mine.
Me: I know, but there is nothing to be done.
Nell: People say that when there actually is something to be done. Like giving the poor starving animal a sausage.
Me: We both know you aren’t a starving animal. Anyway, you enjoyed your fish.
Nell: It was not a sausage.
Me: Then we all ran on the beach.
Nell: I ran on the beach. You didn’t do any running.
Me: I kicked your ball.
Nell: You did. Badly, but with a certain degree of enthusiasm.
Me: You met an optimistic young poodle.
Nell: It was very bouncy.
Me: You were bouncy when you were young.
Nell: I was never bouncy.
Me: And after another walk with everyone, including Mutley, we had a lovely dinner together.
Nell: There was no meat.
Me: I know. It was vegetarian.
Nell: I’m not a vegetarian.
Me: No, but James Beddall is, and you know how much you like him.
Nell: I can’t believe you just used the Kind James card. Leave him out of this.
Me: Yes. Sorry.