Filming The Old Gaffers Shanty Crew

Nell: Is that Tony and Sue?

Me: Yes. And The Old Gaffers Shanty Crew. Don’t they sound wonderful?

Nell: You’ve forgotten someone.

Me: Kev was filming and I was taking a few photos and behind the scenes type stuff to show you all.

Nell: I’m talking about the black Labrador.

Me: That’s little Ollie. Hasn’t he grown?

Nell: Indeed.

Me: Such a cheerful friendly boy.

Nell: It looks a lot like Hope Cove and The Cottage Hotel to me.

Me: It is. They aren’t officially open until 17th May but Sarah said we could come and film the Old Gaffers as they will be performing there regularly.

Nell: So, you went to my favourite place?

Me: Yes. It was the perfect setting for their song.

Nell: Without me.

Me: Well, we knew we would be busy and we weren’t sure if you would take kindly to being looked after by anyone else.

Nell: I don’t need looking after, thank you very much. I am my own Labrador.

Me: There were a lot of Beefies and a high risk of barking.

Nell: And Ollie? I believe Ollie can bark.

Me: He was with Sue.

Nell: I could have been with you.

Me: Yes. But you don’t always listen to me and we had to get the recording right because it’s their entry in the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival.

Nell: I could have given my advice.

Me: Yes. But as you’ve got older Nell, you tend to voice your opinions rather loudly.

Nell: I don’t know what you mean.

Me: Well, I’m fairly sure you would have barked at Ollie.

Nell: Those young whippersnappers need a firm paw.

Me: Anyway, I will definitely take you on 17th May when they reopen.

Nell: I’m expecting a cream tea.

Me: Of course. Sorry.

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