Me: It was wonderful to be back on our beach again, wasn’t it?
Nell: It was delightful. I find the sea clears the mind and soothes the soul.
Me: You were definitely doing some deep thinking.
Nell: Kev and I both enjoy looking out at the sea. We like to lose ourselves in quiet contemplation.
Me: I’m not sure the others were quite so interested in doing that.
Nell: They weren’t. Harriet ran off at the first opportunity.
Me: She finds it difficult to keep still on the beach. She loves the water so much.
Nell: As for David and Poppy. They were looking in completely the wrong direction.
Me: They said they thought they saw a lion in the sand dunes.
Nell: Anyone can say that.
Me: Can they, though?
Nell: This wasn’t about lions. It was about gathering one’s thoughts.
Me: It’s awfully difficult to gather your thoughts if you think you’ve seen a lion.
Nell: Well, they should try harder.
Me: It was wearing binoculars, Nell.
Nell: Probably a tourist. Or a birdwatcher.
Me: And a cowboy hat.
Nell: The sun was surprisingly strong.
Me: And it only had eyes for you.
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous.
Me: They think it was Lionel King.
Nell: Lionel King is on tour with ‘The Sound of Music’.
Me: He sent you the roses, didn’t he?
Nell: This is none of your business.
Me: When you were gazing out to sea you were trying to decide what to do, weren’t you?
Nell: About what?
Me: Your dilemma. You’re in a love triangle with Knitwear Wolf and Lionel King..
Nell: Are you singing ‘Caught between two lovers’?
Me: Why? Are you ‘Feeling like a fool’?
Me: Because ‘Loving both of them is breaking all the rules’?