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?
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.