Cropping and Cakes

Me: That’s the photo of us that Facebook cropped.

Nell: I thought everyone should be able to see it properly.

Me: Thank you. I spent hours yesterday afternoon trying to find someone to help me get it uncropped.

Nell: I know. Harriet texted me on WoofsApp while Sally and I were enjoying our cream tea.

Me: Hang on a minute. Were you at The Cottage Hotel?

Nell: Yes.

Me: Without me?

Nell: May I point out that you attend a Writing Retreat there twice a year and I have never been invited. Not once.

Me: Still, you could have told me you were going there. It’s my favourite place.

Nell: Sally and I had things to discuss and we wanted to do it privately.

Me: Without me?

Nell: Without anyone. And stop repeating yourself.

Me: What were you discussing?

Nell: Didn’t I just say it was private?

Me: Yes, but it’s only me.

Nell: It’s never only you and you know it.

Me: Were you talking about Dave?

Nell: David certainly came into the conversation.

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He is so proud of being an engaged animal.

Nell: As he should be. Now, what do you think your sister Charlotte would feel about making her birthday weekend into a joint celebration of David and Sally’s engagement?

Me: I’m sure she’ll be fine. Our little sister Alex is coming to stay and Naughty Nigel and Boo so they can join in.

Nell: Which is exactly what I told Sally. She has to go back to London on Monday so this weekend would be perfect.

Me: Does Poppy know? We’ll need two cakes.

Nell: Not yet. You should probably tell her soon.

Me: Why me?

Nell: Why not? You’re the one who wanted to be involved.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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