Me: Yesterday’s walk on the beach did me so much good.
Nell: A refreshing swim and sand under the paws is always good for the spirits.
Me: When I’m by the sea it centres me. It helps me to think and put things in perspective.
Nell: It is definitely your happy place.
Me: Yours too. It makes you smile.
Nell: Kev was right to take us there.
Me: I’m so glad we went to my mother’s grave first. I needed to talk to her.
Nell: I know you did. She is always listening, though.
Me: People have been very kind. We have some wonderful friends, don’t we?
Nell: We certainly do.
Me: All the comments and messages really helped.
Nell: And we have 23 reviews of the book on US Amazon so only 12 to go before they start promoting us.
Me: Hopefully it will arrive in the UK soon.
Nell: It will. These are strange times. We just have to be patient.
Me: I know. I just want to share it with everyone.
Nell: We will.
Nell: Now, we have a very important event coming up this weekend.
Me: We do?
Nell: Poppy will be 7 on Sunday.
Me: What are you planning?
Nell: Well, Malcolm and The Cat are organising Poppy’s party.
Me: I wouldn’t have put those two together.
Nell: It’s going to be based on the legend of King Arthur.
Me: Isn’t that rather ambitious?
Nell: Nothing is ever too ambitious for The Cat.
Nell: Poppy will be pulling a sword from the stone.
Nell: Of course. We shall all be in costume.
Me: I just hope there are no Bites at the Round Table.
Nell: That was very silly but I’ll let it go this time.
Me: Yes. Sorry.