Me: Do you know what my pocketful of happiness was yesterday?
Nell: Having a shower?
Me: That was high on the list but no. It was the sound of the front gate and seeing Kev and Poppy and then you all running towards me.
Nell: Poppy shouldn’t have jumped on your lap.
Me: I loved it. There’s nothing like welcoming you home.
Nell: There’s nothing like coming home and seeing you sitting in the garden again.
Me: Thank you. I felt more myself than in a long time.
Nell: Talking of showers, when are they fixing yours? Climbing into the bath is not the best thing for you at the moment.
Me: I know. Michael the Plumber visited us yesterday but we have to sort things out with the insurance first as the leak has done a lot of damage.
Nell: It’s one thing after another at the moment.
Me: It seems to be.
Nell: I’ve managed to reschedule Book Club to tomorrow and have decided to include you.
Me: How kind.
Nell: I thought we could have it under your gazebo so you’ll probably be there anyway.
Me: I think Pamela the Pyrenean Mountain Dog should be given the chance to join too. A careless remark about your weight can’t be held against her for ever.
Nell: ‘One scone too many?’ is not something one should ever say to another animal.
Me: I know but she did add ‘I’m guilty of that myself.’
Nell: Which is true. In fact I don’t think there’s room for a Mountain Dog under your gazebo.
Me: Dave fits.
Nell: David is a pedigree Labrador.
Me: He’s also the size of a small pony. Give Pamela a chance.
Nell: I’ll think about it.
Me: You could even share a scone.