Should they really be doing that?

Nell: I’m not at all sure Gladys and Poppy should be doing that.

Me: Doing what?

Nell: Kite surfing. Can’t you see them out there?

Me: They’re not doing it alone, Nell. John the Doberman is steering Poppy’s kite and Alejandro is with Gladys.

Nell: It’s not something you expect to see on an English beach in January though, is it?

Me: You mean an alpaca and a Pomeranian holding onto a kite and surfing the waves?

Nell: Yes, next to a small but fierce terrier and a Doberman.

Me: Well, I think it’s spectacular. Lots of people are filming it.

Nell: Does Poppy have to spin around in the air like that?

Me: It’s all part of the fun. John is doing it too.

Nell: John has no choice. Thank goodness David decided to stay at home.

Me: Why did he?

Nell: David is helping Harriet care for Roary today. He is too young and too wild to be allowed on the beach.

Me: That’s a shame because he would love it.

Nell: I think we’re causing enough excitement without adding a lion cub into the mix.

Me: True. Gosh, that was a high twirl, wasn’t it?

Nell: Yes. I thought Gladys was never coming down.

Me: They’re awfully brave.

Nell: Poppy loves nothing more than an adrenaline rush.

Me: Well, it’s not for me.

Nell: No.

Me: I don’t mind a bit of bodyboarding but that’s as far as it goes.

Nell: Have you ever actually bodyboarded?

Me: No, but I quite like the idea of it. Lying on a surfboard and riding the waves.

Nell: Well, don’t. Leave the waves to the athletic and adventurous, please.

Me: I’ve never really been athletic, or adventurous.

Nell: Everyone has different strengths. Yours are the quiet kind.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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