Me: The colours down at our beach were especially lovely today, weren’t they?
Nell: Yes, sunshine makes everything brighter.
Me: I always think the kite surfers look rather magical. They dance around like butterflies.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: It must be amazing to be lifted right up out of the water.
Nell: Only to crash down again.
Me: They rarely do that and it never bothers them if they do. Most surfers are extremely chilled.
Nell: You’re in a good mood.
Me: The sun is shining and people are being very kind.
Nell: Yes, they are.
Me: And I’m having my hair done this afternoon.
Nell: Good. Sophie always looks after you.
Me: Yes, bless her. Katy rang to say they’ve sold all of my books so can I bring some more.
Nell: That’s excellent news. The more we can sell the closer we get to the next one being published.
Nell: Now, Poppy is trying to decide when to attend her sword awareness course.
Me: As soon as possible. Are you going with her?
Nell: I am. We shall be away for the whole day so it has to be before Wednesday as you will need us after your operation.
Me: I think I might.
Nell: What do you feel about Monday?
Me: Sounds good.
Nell: Rupert will take us on his motorbike.
Me: In the sidecar, I hope.
Nell: Where else? He’ll have to de-seal it first, though.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: Princess and Sir Roger Blubbery use it all the time. I don’t want to be sitting on a wet cushion or some leftover mackerel.
Me: It has cushions?
Nell: Yes, and a warm blanket.
Me: How very Knitwear Wolf.
Nell: Rupert likes me to travel in style.
Me: Of course. Sorry.