We live in a beautiful place

Me: We live in a beautiful place, don’t we?

Nell: We certainly do.

Me: The sea was sparkling away in the sunshine today.

Nell: It was.

Me: Watching you all enjoying yourselves is such a joy. It gladdens the soul.

Nell: What would gladden my soul is knowing who cut my toast into heart shapes this morning.

Me: Heart shapes?

Nell: Yes. And spread them with Poppy’s marmalade.

Me: You love Poppy’s marmalade.

Nell: I know I do, but I’m quite capable of spreading it on my toast myself.

Me: I think it’s rather romantic.

Nell: Stuff and nonsense.

Me: Was Knitwear Wolf at breakfast?

Nell: Rupert had an early breakfast with David. He had the papers to deliver and my friend Dorothy’s cousin caught a chill so he wanted to bring her a soft blanket.

Me: He is such a kind wolf.

Nell: Yes.

Me: Is that Dorothy the Salcombe Setter?

Nell: Yes? Of course it is.

Me: The one who sails?

Nell: All Salcombe Setters sail. It’s in their blood.

Me: Is that what Dorothy’s cousin was doing when she caught a chill?

Nell: Probably. Why are you so interested?

Me: I used to go sailing in my youth and it’s a lot colder and wetter than people think.

Nell: I know. I’m a member of the Salcombe Yacht Club.

Me: Oh yes. Anyway, was your toast cold?

Nell: Of course it was cold. It had been left on my plate.

Me: And was there anyone else around?

Nell: Only David having breakfast with that tiger and Oliver.

Me: I thought you said Dave had breakfast with Knitwear Wolf.

Nell: David has to have at least two breakfasts at the moment.

Me: Why?

Nell: Tony is on holiday for 2 weeks. Do keep up.

Me: Oh yes. Sorry.

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