Me: Is that Alice’s blanket you’re lying on?
Nell: It might be.
Me: No need to look guilty. I can’t bring myself to move Faye’s shoes from the window sill.
Nell: I noticed.
Me: Knitwear Wolf gave that blanket to Alice.
Nell: I know.
Me: He’s such a kind and caring animal.
Me: And so patient.
Nell: Don’t start. I’m afraid David’s going to have to go to the vets.
Nell: He injured his toe playing football with the llamas.
Me: Oh no.
Nell: He split his nail.
Me: Poor darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He’s in the kitchen now being comforted with a cuddle from Harriet and a bacon sandwich.
Me: Honestly, it’s just one thing after another. And I seem to have no energy at all.
Nell: You’re just tired.
Me: My get up and go seems to have got up and gone.
Nell: It’ll come back. Any news from the hospital about your sister?
Me: Yes. They removed the tube yesterday but she simply wasn’t strong enough to manage on her own so they’ve had to put it back in.
Nell: Oh dear.
Me: They’ve sedated her to help her cope and say they will try and remove it again in the next few days.
Nell: Poor Alex. That procedure is painful.
Me: Yes. I hate to think of her suffering.
Nell: I know. She’s been through a lot but she’s a fighter and she will get through this.
Me: I hope so.
Nell: I think a walk on the beach is what you need. Being by the sea always puts thing in perspective.
Me: It does. It’s my happy place.
Nell: We have a great deal to be thankful for. Living where we do surrounded by love.
Me: You’re right. Sorry.