Me: I was thinking on our walk today.
Nell: Oh dear.
Me: We are very lucky to be able to walk through Buttercup Meadow.
Nell: Yes, we are.
Me: I know I grumble sometimes about missing the sea but at least I know it’s just over the hill.
Me: Although so near and yet so far can almost be worse.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: I was thinking about Tony and Sue and their children and grandchildren who live close by but can’t visit them.
Nell: That must be hard.
Me: My children and grandchildren live abroad so I know I can’t see them that often. I’m used to it.
Nell: You are.
Me: On the other hand, if social distancing can be maintained, people can at least wave to each other. Like Harriet and Jim the Farm Dog, or Knitwear Wolf and Myfanwy.
Nell: Knitwear Wolf received a letter from Myfanwy this morning.
Me: A letter?
Nell: Yes. We thought it was for me at first,from The Queen, because of the seal.
Me: Did Princess deliver it then?
Nell: Don’t be silly. A different seal. Myfanwy is related to Lady Anwen so she is a royal corgi, I suppose.
Me: As long as it wasn’t the actual royal seal. The one that went missing.
Nell: You don’t think Myfanwy could have taken it when we visited The Queen, do you?
Me: I don’t know.
Nell: Knitwear Wolf turned rather pale when he saw it.
Me: Can wolves turn pale?
Nell: You know what I mean and that’s not the point. I think I may have to investigate this. You’ve put the rat among the pigeons now.
Me: Don’t you mean cat?
Nell: No. Everybody knows rats and pigeons cause havoc. Cats are discreet.
Me: Yes. Sorry.