Me: I love that photo of Sunny with the book.
Nell: Yes, it is delightful, but you had better explain to everyone why it is there.
Me: Yes. This has been a very difficult year for so many of us, but it has also been a year when some of our dreams have come true.
Nell: Yours certainly have.
Me: Yes. For the past few months Kev and I have been working on a very exciting project with the wonderful Sunny Ormonde. Many of you will know her as Lilian Bellamy from Radio 4’s ‘The Archers.’
Nell: Excuse me? I think you will find I was involved, too.
Me: Of course, you were.
Nell: And Sue Wilson was a marvellous director.
Me: She was brilliant and so patient.
Nell: Weren’t we all?
Me: Anyway, the surprise is that we have recorded the audio version of ‘Conversations with Nell.’
Nell: Yes, it’s with the publishers now and will hopefully be out soon.
Me: So exciting.
Nell: It has lots of bonus material, including the Christmas Special.
Me: Because of the pandemic, Sunny and I could not record together, so Kev did a fantastic job of editing it all.
Nell: The hours and hours he spent toiling away in his freezing studio. David had to sit on his feet to keep him warm, you know.
Me: Yes, you told me. But it was worth it and we are ever so proud of the result.
Nell: All in all, this has been quite a year for us, hasn’t it?
Me: It certainly has, Nell.
Nell: The Welsh corgi choir are singing carols. Shall we take our tea outside and listen?
Me: That sounds wonderful. Thank you for always being there for me, Nell.
Nell: Where else would I be?
Me: Yes. Sorry.