Sara Makes a Surprise Appearance

Nell: I’d like a word with you, please.

Me: I don’t think anyone could look more adorable than you with a tennis ball in your mouth.

Nell: Never mind that I need to talk to you.

Me: Doesn’t it makes you want to cough?

Nell: No. Now, do you remember that I told you to take it easy?

Me: Yes. Talking of taking it easy, Nell, could you ask Harriet and Poppy not to keep quite such a close eye on me at night?

Nell: Why?

Me: I woke up sandwiched between them like a piece of bacon.

Nell: Why bring bacon into this?

Me: I couldn’t move.

Nell: Anyway, I turned on the television yesterday lunchtime and what did I see?

Me: It could be anything. ‘Escape to the Country’?

Nell: No. You.

Me: Ah, yes well I can explain that.

Nell: Sitting at your desk with your laptop talking about a BBC television series called ‘Shetland’.

Me: Only briefly.

Nell: Your laptop is supposed to be there for writing. Quietly. Not broadcasting on the BBC.

Me: So, here’s the thing. BBC Points of View emailed me a while ago about recording something for them about the ‘Shetland’ finale.

Nell: Why?

Me: I’m not entirely sure but it was as the writer of ‘Conversations with Nell’.

Nell: You never told me.

Me: No, it was all around the time when I heard about the cancer.

Nell: I see.

Me: I forgot about it but then they contacted me again asking really nicely so I sent them a short video never expecting it to be broadcast.

Nell: But it was.

Me: Yes. You were probably rather surprised to see me.

Nell: Could you let me know the next time you decide to be on the BBC, please?

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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