Merry Christmas from The Martins

Nell: We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Me: Yes and I’d like to thank you again for your kind cards and messages. They mean a lot.

Nell: Don’t forget the cups of Earl Grey.

Me: Yes. They’ve been a lifesaver and I appreciate your generosity more than I can say.

Nell: Now, you’re going to your sister’s soon for Christmas lunch.

Me: Yes, but Kev is too unwell to go. Should I stay?

Nell: No. He wants you to enjoy yourself. You need it.

Me: I feel I should be by his side.

Nell: You won’t be gone long and we have everything under control.

Me: Thank you.

Nell: Poppy’s made chicken soup and we’re taking it in turns to watch over him.

Me: That’s sweet of you.

Nell: The Welsh Corgi Choir have kindly offered to sing carols.

Me: How kind.

Nell: And Gladys and the Llamas will perform an interpretive dance.

Me: Gosh.

Nell: David will also be reading from Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. Kev’s favourite book.

Me: This is really thoughtful but Kev was actually going to try and sleep. He had a bad night.

Nell: Performances are completely flexible and dependent on the patient’s condition.

Me: Good. Talking of condition, how’s Lionel?

Nell: He’s in a sorry state. I hardly recognised him when he arrived.

Me: You weren’t supposed to, Nell. He was disguised as Santa.

Nell: I mean later when we were enjoying our mulled wine by the fire.

Me: Just you and Lionel?

Nell: Of course not. Rupert was there too. Now go and put on a nice dress. Your sisters are waiting.

Me: Are you sure?

Nell: Yes. We will all celebrate when you come home. Try not to worry about Kev. We’ve got him.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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