Back on our Beach

Me: It was wonderful to be back on our beach again, wasn’t it?

Nell: Yes, it was.

Me: Look at you with your ears flapping in the wind.

Nell: They weren’t flapping. They were gently blown forward.

Me: Harriet just adores the water.

Nell: I know.

Me: Dave can cover the whole beach in a matter of minutes. Did you see him run and run?

Nell: David is a large animal.

Me: Talking of large animals. Are they going to be in the pantomime?

Nell: Of course.

Me: Good.

Nell: There’s a slight question mark over Olive the Other Reindeer, as she has a number of commitments during the festive season, but we’re hoping she can join in.

Me: Now, you might not like this idea, Nell, but I wondered if you could include Babycakes Gillespie?

Nell: Good grief.

Me: I think he’s a little bit lonely. I saw him wheeling his bagel cart into town yesterday and his ears were quite low.

Nell: I suppose he can audition. No harm in that.

Me: What about me?

Nell: What about you?

Me: Will there be something for me to do? Only I’m often not included and Kev is.

Nell: Kev used to be an actor. He’s trained. You just concentrate on doing what you do best.

Me: Singing?

Nell: Definitely not. Quietly observing in the background and writing things down.

Me: I was hoping for a part. Just a little one. I know I can’t be one of the Seven Woofs as they are all dogs, but I could be a Huntsman.

Nell: A Huntsman? You can’t be allowed a weapon. The mere idea. Anyway, there’s no Huntsman in this story and the Woofs are not all dogs, by the way. Henry and Horst are auditioning.

Me: I see. Sorry.

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