Nell: You look tired.
Me: Harriet woke me at 4:30am.
Nell: She was worried about Mutley. It was an awfully windy night and it kept us all awake.
Me: We are all a little worried about Mutley to be honest.
Nell: Well, he’s fine at the moment and cuddled up with Harriet in his soft bed.
Me: I don’t like worrying, Nell.
Nell: The amount of time we waste worrying is shocking and it doesn’t help.
Me: I suppose not.
Nell: If something happens you will deal with it. There is an innate wisdom inside us all that guides us through.
Me: Is there?
Nell: Yes, so try and stop filling your days with worry. When it starts nagging at you, just wave it away like the annoying fly that it is. Trust in yourself and your wisdom.
Me: I’ll try.
Nell: Now, today is a scones, jam and cream kind of day. Outside, if it is sunny later, or inside by the fire, if it isn’t.
Me: Sounds good to me.
Nell: The Queen thought so too.
Me: I beg your pardon?
Nell: I was talking to The Queen earlier and she agreed.
Me: Why were you talking to The Queen?
Nell: She called to wish me a Happy Easter and to tell me that the Royal Seal has gone missing. She asked me to keep a lookout for it.
Me: But we can’t go down to the beach, Nell.
Nell: Not an actual seal. Good grief. I despair of you sometimes. The Royal Seal is a device for making an impression in wax. You must have seen it on my letters from the Palace.
Me: Does that mean you have the Royal Seal of Approval?
Nell: I’ve had that for years. Do keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.