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.
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.