Nell: Well, it wasn’t exactly August weather but it was still wonderful to be back on the beach again.
Me: Yes. Harriet was in the water before I even got down the steps.
Nell: She loves swimming.
Me: Poppy jumped in and so did Dave. Why didn’t you?
Nell: It was a little too cold and busy for me.
Me: You could certainly tell the locals from the tourists. We were in our rain jackets and they were in t-shirts and shorts.
Nell: Holidaymakers are naturally optimistic.
Me: They are.
Nell: Is that Terry waiting at the gate?
Me: I think so. It’s definitely a seagull in a cap.
Nell: Did you Book a Beefy?
Me: No. Shall I go and ask him why he is here?
Nell: Yes, please. Somebody must have sent him.
Me: He was delivering a parcel for you, Nell.
Nell: Let me see. It’s addressed to Mistress Nelly.
Me: Is it indeed? I wonder who calls you that?
Nell: Stop smiling and help me open it.
Me: It’s a jewellery case with your pearls, Nell.
Nell: How wonderful.
Me: Is there a note?
Nell: There is. How very kind.
Me: Please read it to me.
Nell: ‘I had to get them back for you, Nelly. I know how much they mean to you. ‘
Me: Is it signed?
Nell: No, but I know who it’s from.
Me: We are talking about Knitwear Wolf, aren’t we? Only I don’t want to get it wrong.
Nell: Of course we are. Rupert is always looking out for me. He is a dear friend.
Me: If you say so.
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: I just wondered if he might be more than that one day.
Nell: Stop wondering and help me put my pearls on.
Me: Yes. Sorry.