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Charlotte is 60 Today

Me: I can’t believe my younger sister Charlotte is 60.

Nell: Have you seen the photos of the two boys and that wretched cat?

Me: Yes. Nigel is distracted in the last photo and Boo looks absolutely terrified.

Nell: Anybody would be terrified with that animal around.

Me: That animal is called Xav. At least Nigel looks angelic in the first one.

Nell: And they say the camera never lies.

Me: I like the photo of Charlotte laughing with you.

Nell: We always have fun. Now, Naughty Nigel has written a poem for Charlotte. Would you like to hear it?

Me: Yes, please.

Nell: ‘Knock me down with a feather

And call me Trixie.

Someone said Charlotte

Has just turned sixty.’

Me: Trixie?

Nell: Sixty isn’t an easy rhyme. Give Naughty Nigel a chance. You can’t all be poets like me.

Me: True.

Nell: ‘Me and Boo and that wretched cat

Have organised cake

And a party hat.’

Me: Just the one?

Nell: It’s got 60 on it.

Me: Fair enough.

Nell: ‘There are cuddles from Scarlett

And treats from Kerry.

A trip to the beach

And a ride on a ferry.’

Me: What ferry?

Nell: How should I know?

Me: I hope they aren’t going to France.

Nell: Charlotte can go where she likes. It’s her birthday and she can do no wrong.

Me: But she’s coming here next weekend to celebrate with our little sister Alex.

Nell: It’s probably the Dartmouth ferry. May I continue?

Me: Yes.

Nell; So, let’s join together for one big hurrah.

Happy Birthday dear Charlotte

You’re 60 today.

That’s ever so old, but never you fear

You’ll always be younger than Sara, poor dear.’

Me: Well done Nigel, I think.

Nell: Everyone needs an older sister, especially when they’re 60.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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