Me: Look at your smiling face. We ended up having a lovely day, didn’t we? Despite having no internet for most of it.
Nell: You certainly enjoyed your dinner out.
Me: It was our friends last evening down here.
Nell: Why is there a photo of Shelagh?
Me; She came to the pub with Terry and Marian.
Nell: So dogs are allowed?
Me: Oh yes. The Sloop even welcomes them.
Nell: May I remind you that part of my senior dog privileges is that I join you on excursions?
Me: I thought you would be tired after our long walk on the beach.
Nell: I am never too tired for dinner.
Me: Also one dog per table is probably enough and Shelagh was ever so well behaved.
Nell: What is that supposed to mean?
Me: You’ve become awfully bossy in your old age Nell, and rather vocal.
Nell: I like to speak my mind.
Me: Shelagh had quite a difficult start to life so it’s wonderful to see how happy she is now.
Nell: I see what you’re doing.
Me: Do you?
Nell: Reminding me of Shelagh‘s past. Well, I’m coming with you next time.
Me: Yes, you definitely are.
Nell: We had a lovely evening without you. In case you’re interested.
Me: I am.
Nell: Poppy made a cottage pie with an extra one for David to cheer him up.
Me: How kind.
Nell: We Skyped with Sally in London and Marvin in Toronto.
Me: Have Chris and Shannon moved into the new apartment?
Nell: Not yet. Chris is unwell. We’re hoping it’s just a bad cold but he is going to test for Covid.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Stop right now. He isn’t flying until 11th July. He has plenty of time to get well.
Me: Yes. Sorry.