Auf Wiedersehen

Nell: I know you’re sad to be saying goodbye but August isn’t far away.

Me: You’re right. It’s not like the Covid years when I had no idea when I’d see them again.

Nell: Exactly.

Me: It’s been so wonderful having them here.

Nell: Yes. Family time was exactly what was needed.

Me: It was.

Nell: And everyone still had a lovely time.

Me: I hope so.

Nell: Are you sure I shouldn’t accompany you to the airport?

Me: There’s no room, Nell, and it’s over 2 hours each way.

Nell: I just wanted you to know I was willing.

Me: I appreciate it.

Nell: I don’t like to think of you driving back all alone.

Me: Don’t worry about me.

Nell: We shall all be waiting with lots of cuddles.

Me: Lovely.

Nell: David has asked for a hair brush so his coat is nice and glossy.

Me: It’s always glossy.

Nell: He wants to look his best. As Chief Cuddler he has responsibilities.

Me: Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: We’d also like to thank everyone for all the cups of Earl Grey you bought us.

Me: Yes. It really means an awful lot. Thank you so much.

Nell: Is there any news about Alex?

Me: Yes. They’ve moved her out of isolation onto the intensive care ward.

Nell: Good.

Me: I think the move tired her out as she was sleeping when her children visited.

Nell: She needs her rest.

Me: Yes. The nurse told me that breathing is exhausting for her which is why she still has the breathing tube as a support.

Nell: Whatever’s best.

Me: So, it’s time to say goodbye to Alice and the children now, Nell.

Nell: Not goodbye. Auf Wiedersehen. I’ll be seeing them again soon.

Me: Yes, you will. Sorry.

One thought on “Auf Wiedersehen

  1. Ah you’ve brought a year to my eyes. I’ll say no more except I’m sending virtual squeezy hugs to you. x

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