Me: It was lovely down on the beach, wasn’t it?Harriet is always in her element. Even Poppy went swimming.
Nell: Only because she was trying to catch that Labradoodle.
Nell: It made an unnecessarily rude comment about her hair.
Me: Well, that’s not very kind. Not everyone can have beautiful curly locks.
Nell: Quite, and it’s most impolite to say loudly, ‘Someone’s in need of a good brush.’
Me: I’ll be glad when restrictions are lifted and she can be clipped. I’ve tried brushing her but the next minute her hair is wild again.
Nell: At least she wears a cap and headphones when she’s flying. Harriet says she’s a very professional pilot.
Me: Have you found out yet why Harriet had to rush up to London?
Nell: No. But Sally is definitely coming to visit us soon, so we may learn more then.
Nell: Yes. Terry was only just saying how much he was looking forward to meeting her.
Me: How does Terry know about Sally?
Nell: He was asking me about the family now that he’s reconciled with Susan.
Me: So she knows?
Nell: Yes, he popped over to The Nest this morning.
Me: Was Susan shocked to hear she has a brother?
Nell: A little startled at first, but you know Susan. Kindness personified. He was soon enjoying one of Malcolm’s macarons and a nice cup of tea.
Me: Has he told her about Squawk?
Nell: Not yet.
Me: Did I hear singing this morning?
Nell: It was probably David. He’s writing a love song for Sally for Valentine’s Day.
Me: It sounded screechier than Dave.
Nell: That wasn’t singing, it was Romeo serenading Susan again.
Me: Unrequited love can be so painful.
Nell: You can say that again.
Me: Yes. Sorry.