Me: The beach was magical again.
Nell: It was extremely cold.
Me: My writer friend Harry goes swimming in the sea every day.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: And he doesn’t even wear a wetsuit.
Nell: He’d get on well with Harriet.
Me: He knows Sir Roger Blubbery. They used to swim together regularly.
Nell: Sir Roger has other things on his mind now.
Me: Has Princess given him her answer yet?
Nell: No, she’s still undecided.
Me: She’ll have to make her mind up soon if there’s going to be a wedding before Christmas.
Nell: What on earth makes you think that will ever happen?
Me: Just saying. Everyone loves a wedding.
Nell: Moving on, how was your lunch at the Cottage Hotel?
Me: Absolutely lovely. It really is my favourite place and it did me so much good to go back there again.
Nell: I’m glad.
Me: Being with other writers was wonderful and I came away with a big smile on my face.
Me: Yes, it was just what I needed and Kev enjoyed it too.
Nell: Was I mentioned?
Me: You were. Annette and Brian are hoping you will visit them again soon.
Nell: How kind.
Me: Brian remembers fondly how you followed him into the kitchen and waited politely for a biscuit.
Nell: Yes, they have an extremely comfortable sofa.
Me: You certainly made yourself at home. I hope you will be just as welcoming to Hattie Button this weekend.
Nell: She is not sleeping on my sofa.
Me: It’s not your sofa.
Nell: David and I sleep on the sofas. Everyone knows that.
Me: Hattie will share a room with Alex. Try to be a little more caring.
Nell: Talking of caring, where’s the doggy bag from your lunch?
Me: I forgot. Sorry.