Me: ‘Pinch punch, first of the month.’
Nell: Stop that.
Me: ‘White rabbits, no return.‘
Nell: That’s what you think.
Nell: ‘A kick and a flick for being so quick.’
Me: You kicked me.
Nell: It’s the Devon way.
Me: No, it isn’t.
Nell: Look it up if you don’t believe me.
Me: Well, hopefully we’ll have good luck for the next four weeks.
Nell: Yes. Now, it is the first of March today.
Me: I know.
Nell: So, it’s time to remind everyone that they can support your daily writing by buying you a cup of Earl Grey on the buymeacoffee website.
Me: I don’t like asking, Nell.
Nell: You publish a story every day. The link to the website is on the Conversations with Nell page on Facebook, or in your bio on Instagram.
Me: It’s a pinned post.
Nell: And also here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/saramartin
Me: I’d be most grateful for any support you can give me.
Nell: Yes, we all would. Why are you up and dressed, by the way?
Me: I have my Wednesday Writers workshop this morning.
Nell: How lovely. I might join you.
Me: You’ll have to keep quiet.
Nell: Excuse me?
Me: You’re not registered.
Nell: I most certainly am. I have been registered with The Kennel Club since birth.
Me: I didn’t mean that kind of registered.
Nell: I’m a pedigree Labrador. Oxfordshire born and bred.
Me: I meant registered for the workshop.
Nell: Oh, I see. They won’t mind.
Me: You can only listen quietly. No barking or grumbling.
Nell: As if.
Me: I know what you’re like. If you’re hungry, or bored, or wanting attention, you grumble.
Me: In fact you’re grumbling now.
Nell: Of course I am. You just pinched and punched me.
Me: Yes. Sorry.