Back on our Beach

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’?

Nell: No.

Me: Because ‘Loving both of them is breaking all the rules’?

Nell: Stop.

Me: Sorry.

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