Me: Seeing Dave and Tony together just makes my day.
Nell: What are you doing? You’re supposed to be resting.
Me: I have to write, Nell.
Nell: You’ve been up all night with earache.
Me: I know.
Nell: The trouble with you is you don’t listen.
Me: Yes, I do. I listen and write things down.
Nell: Stop getting all clever with me and drink your tea. Poppy has made fresh scones so you can have some later by the fire.
Nell: Knitwear Wolf brought us some fresh clotted cream from the farm shop and Malcolm has some jars of homemade strawberry jam.
Me: Sounds perfect.
Nell: We’re having a line rehearsal later so if your earache is better you can join in.
Me: It will be.
Nell: If not, it’s back to bed with you.
Me: I love it when you’re gently bossy.
Nell: In my experience when someone is ill they need a little gentle bossing. It makes them feel looked after.
Me: Yes, it does.
Nell: Now, you were talking to Alice in Germany yesterday. How are they all?
Me: Well, Jonathan is into dinosaurs and Faye is walking around on her own.
Nell: How time flies.
Me: Yes. It was so lovely to see their little faces.
Nell: Talking of little faces, have you seen Henry and Horst today?
Me: No. Why?
Nell: Don’t mention the glasses.
Nell: Henry has to wear spectacles and is feeling self conscious.
Me: How do they stay on? Woodlice don’t have ears. It’s a shame he’s not an earwig.
Nell: Earwigs don’t have ears either.
Me: Why are they called earwigs then?
Nell: Because people thought they crawled into your ears.
Me: Do you think that’s why I’ve got earache?
Nell: Do stop.
Me: Yes. Sorry.