Me: The sea was really frothy yesterday.
Me: Like a bubble bath. It made me want to jump right in.
Nell: I wouldn’t. It’s extremely cold.
Me: The kite surfers didn’t care.
Nell: They’re wearing wetsuits.
Me: Harriet doesn’t care either.
Nell: Harriet is an extreme swimmer.
Me: You used to go in more. You’re a little wary now.
Nell: I am a Labrador of a certain age.
Nell: One thinks twice about running into freezing water.
Me: You didn’t think twice about running into that bulldog.
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: He was coming over to say hello and you body checked him.
Nell: I merely gave him a little nudge in the right direction. He wasn’t adhering to the social distancing rules.
Me: It wasn’t very friendly. You’re becoming a bit grumpy in your old age.
Nell: I shall be 9 next month and deserve a little respect. I don’t appreciate being bounced.
Me: You had better tell Poppy then.
Nell: Yes. Poppy never gets tired of bouncing people.
Me: Poppy is a disgrace on the beach. Shouting at everyone and trying to chase dogs of all shapes and sizes. Thank goodness the puppies are friendly.
Nell: Or even over friendly in David’s case.
Me: He’s going to love it when we can have friends and family to visit us again, isn’t he?
Nell: We are all going to love it.
Nell: You aren’t the only one who’s been missing them, you know.
Me: Well, that’s good because I was talking to my sister Charlotte and her three boys are coming to spend the day with us next Friday.
Nell: Are you talking about Naughty Nigel, Seamus and Boo?
Me: Yes, isn’t that lovely?
Nell: The whole day?
Me: Yes. Sorry.