Beach Smiles

Me: Look at you two smiling away.

Nell: I must admit I’m particularly enjoying the beach at the moment.

Me: Yes. Not too many people and a wonderfully atmospheric sea mist swirling around us.

Nell: Here we go.

Me: I saw you watching the kite surfers.

Nell: David was talking to one of them. He’s keen to have a try.

Me: I’m not sure about that. My darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy attached to a kite?

Nell: Yes. It sounds a little risky.

Me: If anyone is kite surfing it’ll be Harriet. She’s such a water rat.

Nell: There is nothing even remotely rat like about Harriet.

Me: It’s just a saying, Nell. Harriet has always loved the water.

Nell: I was watching the waves, not the surfers, by the way. I find them very calming.

Me: I know exactly what you mean.

Nell: In these troubled times it is good to find peace now and again.

Me: It is.

Nell: Now, we need to discuss your birthday tomorrow.

Me: Can’t we just skip it this year?

Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. We were discussing themes at Morning Thoughts and we decided on Mexican.

Me: Mexican?

Nell: Yes. Kev is helping with the cooking.

Me: Poppy is letting Kev in the kitchen?

Nell: Yes. Manuel will prepare the tortillas and Kev and Malcolm are making the fillings.

Me: Gosh.

Nell: Poppy is in charge of the cakes.

Me: Will there be more than one?

Nell: Of course. Alejandro and the larger animals are providing the music and Gladys and the Llamas will be performing a contemporary dance.

Me: Wonderful.

Nell: Hats must be worn at all times.

Me: My all encasing hat might be a bit warm.

Nell: It’s Mexican. We will be wearing sombreros. Do keep up.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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