Me: Look at my Big Brave Beautiful Boy rolling around. He seems so happy.
Nell: He is. At Morning Thoughts today David was awarded a silver star.
Me: How wonderful. What did he do?
Nell: Against all odds and contrary to the opinion of almost everybody David carried a bacon sandwich upstairs to Harriet.
Me: That’s amazing. Surely it deserves a gold star, Nell.
Nell: Unfortunately the sandwich did not arrive untouched.
Me: Well, it can’t be untouched if it was being carried. Harriet doesn’t mind.
Nell: A portion of the sandwich was eaten by mistake.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: But it was not more than a large bite and bacon was still in there.
Me: It was ever such a difficult task.
Nell: Yes, I know it was but David asked to be allowed to try. How can you ever learn if you don’t try?
Nell: How can you ever improve if you don’t challenge yourself?
Nell: And that is why Poppy is making bacon sandwiches again this morning.
Me: I see.
Nell: David is upping his game.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: He is going to attempt to win a gold star.
Me: How is he going to do that I wonder?
Nell: By preparing very carefully. He is allowed two bacon sandwiches for breakfast so that his tummy is full.
Me: It’s never full, Nell. But now I know why he is so happy.
Nell: This time the sandwich will have to be carried out to The Barn and it will not be just one but a whole plate of sandwiches.
Me: That’s ever so difficult.
Nell: The larger animals need breakfast.
Me: I think this might be a sandwich too far.
Nell: Have faith. David can do this.
Me: Yes. Sorry.