Me: It’s a shame the weather isn’t a bit brighter for all the tourists down here on half term holiday.
Nell: It’s the end of October.
Me: I know but it’s ever so grey and rainy.
Nell: I thought you said being by the sea was always wonderful.
Me: Yes, I actually love it when it’s wild.
Nell: Well then. The tourists probably do too.
Me: Harriet doesn’t care. She just dashes into the sea rain or shine.
Nell: It’s her happy place.
Me: Yes, bless her.
Nell: Now, Kev has a croaky voice today and is feeling very achy.
Me: I think the stress and strain of the last few weeks has finally got to him.
Nell: I agree. It’s been an extremely worrying time and he’s absolutely exhausted.
Me: He’s been my rock through all this.
Nell: He has. But we’re all going to have to look after him for a change.
Me: Yes, we are.
Nell: Starting with a nice cup of tea with honey and lemon.
Me: Good idea.
Nell: David has offered to sing for him.
Me: Is that a good idea?
Nell: He’s been practising some sea shanties in the hope that he can join Tony’s crew.
Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Poppy is making chicken casserole for lunch with lots of vegetables and mashed potato.
Me: Just the thing on a cold day.
Nell: And Rupert is going to join Kev by the fire to read the morning papers.
Me: There’s definitely a lot to discuss.
Nell: As Kev has a croaky voice I will do the discussing.
Me: You’re joining Kev and Rupert then, are you?
Nell: I shall be by Kev’s side at all times.
Me: You always have his back, don’t you?
Nell: And yours.
Me: Yes. Sorry.