A lovely lunch

Me: It was so lovely to see both of my sisters again.

Nell: I’m glad you enjoyed your lunch together at The Cottage Hotel.

Me: It’s my favourite place. The staff are really welcoming and the view is amazing.

Nell: Yes, I know. It’s mine too.

Me: I’m sorry you couldn’t come with us, but I wanted to meet Hattie Button.

Nell: I understand. She seems very curly.

Me: Her hair is gorgeously soft. She’s only one.

Nell: And mine isn’t?

Me: Your hair is wonderful. It’s lovely and glossy with a mature wave.

Nell: I’ve no idea what a mature wave is but I’m presuming it’s a compliment.

Me: It is.

Nell: Talking of mature, David gave Charlotte a beautifully restrained birthday kiss when she arrived to collect you.

Me: Yes, he did. Bless him.

Nell: It was a great shame Kev couldn’t accompany you but he really isn’t well yet.

Me: Yes. I know. And that’s why I’m afraid we have had to postpone The Growl on Sunday again.

Nell: People will understand.

Me: Kev is a lot more tired than we were expecting.

Nell: Yes. The Growl can wait. Health comes first.

Me: Before I forget, I was talking to Sarah who owns The Cottage Hotel and we were thinking of holding a little event as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Nell: An event?

Me: Yes, I will be there to sign my book and Tony and The Old Gaffers will sing.

Nell: What about me?

Me: Of course you will be there and Kev too. And I don’t know if it’s possible, but if it is, so will Dave, Harriet and Poppy.

Nell: Why didn’t you say that in the first place?

Me: I thought you’d know it could never happen without you. Sorry.

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