Me: The beach was quite busy, wasn’t it?
Nell: It’s the weekend.
Me: I always love watching the kite surfers. They can fly right up into the air you know.
Nell: I do.
Me: It looks like great fun.
Nell: Don’t even think about it.
Me: I’m not.
Nell: Kite surfing, or any kind of surfing, is not for you.
Me: I know.
Nell: Walking and swimming will do just fine.
Nell: Now, in view of the weather and recent events, Poppy has decided bacon sandwiches are in order for Sunday breakfast.
Me: Dave will be delighted.
Nell: David already sampled a few during the taste test.
Me: Why was there a taste test?
Nell: Customer feedback revealed that the bacon needed a little more crunchiness.
Me: Customer feedback?
Me: Nobody asked me.
Nell: It was a selected few.
Me: Are we talking about Dave here?
Nell: Harriet and I might have helped.
Me: Have you lot been scoffing bacon sandwiches behind my back?
Nell: A Labrador never scoffs. We enjoy.
Me: Are we having a roast later?
Nell: Yes. Roast chicken with all the trimmings.
Me: I hope David isn’t sampling that.
Nell: He may have tried the odd sausage or two but nothing more.
Me: I have a lot of thanking to do again, Nell.
Me: People are being so wonderfully kind and supportive.
Nell: They are.
Me: It means the world to me.
Nell: I know.
Me: Just knowing how much people care gives me strength.
Nell: Good, because I know you’re very tired.
Me: I am a little.
Nell: How about a quiet day in front of the fire with a book?
Me: Sounds perfect. Will you be joining me?
Nell: Of course. You and me. Always.
Me: Yes. Sorry.