It’s cold

Me: Have you just been out in the snow?

Nell: Yes. Where were all of you?

Me: Inside in the warm. I’m upstairs writing and the others are having breakfast. Why did you go outside?

Nell: It was Tony in his cold weather clothing.

Me: Oh, I didn’t realise.

Nell: I think we have already established that you don’t realise anything when you are writing.

Me: I know.

Nell: How many cold cups of tea has Kev had to carry back downstairs?

Me: Lots. How is Tony?

Nell: Cold. We were discussing hats. Poor Terry is struggling with the cold wind in his ears so Tony recommended a more fitted kind of cap.

Me: Do seagulls have ears?

Nell: What a ridiculous question. Of course they do. How do you think they hear anything?

Me: They don’t have ears like us though, do they?

Nell: Do you mean human ears, or Labrador ears? Because either idea is preposterous.

Me: I mean outside ears.

Nell: No. Their ears are inside covered by feathers and near their eyes. But that’s not the point.

Me: Maybe a bandana would be better.

Nell: Bandanas are for Spring not Winter. Everybody knows that.

Me: By the way, the bedroom is out of bounds this morning.

Nell: I beg your pardon?

Me: I’ve got a Wednesday Writers workshop on Zoom.

Nell: And?

Me: I can’t have any barking.

Nell: Are you suggesting that I bark?

Me: You know you do.

Nell: I might raise my voice on occasion but only when severely provoked.

Me: I can’t risk it.

Nell: There’s a mute button on Zoom you know.

Me: Ok.

Nell: So what time is the workshop?

Me: It starts at 10am.

Nell: I suggest we log on at 9:50. See you then.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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