Summer Solstice

Me: Another glorious day down on the beach.

Nell: Yes, and today is the Summer Solstice. The longest day of the year.

Me: Is it Midsummer’s Day?

Nell: No, that’s on 24th June.

Me: Odd because summer has only just started.

Nell: Yes.

Me: I enjoyed swimming with you all.

Nell: I know.

Me: Harriet kept circling me.

Nell: She was excited.

Me: And you even joined in for a quick paddle.

Nell: I like to keep an eye on you.

Me: The water was amazingly warm.

Nell: We were swimming on the river side. It’s always warmer there.

Me: I’m glad I didn’t notice the fish.

Nell: Fish don’t like to be noticed.

Me: Talking of being noticed, it’s good that Beauregard doesn’t need to come with us anymore.

Nell: Henry and Horst were right. The mere mention of George Jones and the snakes fled.

Me: Maybe they don’t enjoy country music?

Nell: Anyway, I have some extremely exciting news.

Me: You probably shouldn’t tell me then.

Nell: It’s about David and Sally.

Me: Has he proposed?

Nell: Not yet but he told Poppy that he’s going to.

Me: Why Poppy?

Nell: She’s preparing a romantic picnic.

Me: Heart shaped sandwiches and meringue kisses?

Nell: I have no idea but there will be a full hamper. David wants to propose on the beach so he will carry it down there.

Me: I’m a bit worried about the full hamper.

Nell: Why? David is a strong animal.

Me: It might not be full by the time they get there.

Nell: True.

Me: And Dave might be so full that he can’t even speak, let alone propose.

Nell: Don’t be ridiculous.

Me: I suppose he could write ‘Marry Me’ in the sand, if necessary.

Nell: It won’t be.

Me: No. Sorry.

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