Me: Well, that was quite a day.
Nell: I told you I should have gone with you to Hope Cove.
Me: It wouldn’t have made any difference, Nell. Jonathan would still have fallen ill.
Nell: He was fine at breakfast. David kept a close eye on the whole meal and Poppy and Harriet helped.
Me: He was just putting a brave face on it and the close eye was more like begging, if you ask me.
Nell: Potato potahto. What happened?
Me: When we got to the Cottage Hotel Jonathan started to feel poorly. Faye tried to comfort him but he needed to go home.
Nell: So you drove Jonathan and Alice back?
Me: Yes. Kev had to take you to Chloe for your treatment.
Nell: What about Faye?
Me: She went on a wonderful adventure with Chris and Shannon.
Nell: That’s good.
Me: They climbed a big hill and walked on the beach and found a cave.
Nell: You need to be careful of caves. You can never be sure who’s living there.
Me: I agree. Anyway, they had a wonderful time which is the main thing.
Nell: What about today? Aren’t you going to Dartmouth?
Me: We are but I’m not sure about Jonathan and Alice. It depends how he’s feeling.
Nell: These things happen.
Me: Yes, they do. At least you dogs will be there to comfort him if he does have to stay behind.
Nell: Does that mean I’m not going with you again?
Me: We’re booked in for lunch, Nell, and they don’t take dogs.
Nell: I’m not happy.
Me: You’re needed at home. You know how good you are at looking after people.
Nell: I know exactly what you’re doing there, Missy. But you’re right. It’s probably best I oversee everything here.