Me: When the train pulled into the station I was so excited I burst into tears.
Nell: Kev and I knew that was going to happen.
Me: And then the doors opened and there they were and two little voices shouted ‘Granny’ and Jonathan Sky and Fayely Whaley came running down the platform into my arms.
Nell: I might have shed a tear at that point myself. Her name is Faye, by the way.
Me: She has lots of names. Kev calls her Rainbow.
Nell: And Jonathan Sky likes to be called Johnny now and is ‘heavily into’ maps of the world.
Me: Anyway, everyone was so happy and all they wanted to do was get home to you dogs.
Nell: I was on their side.
Me: Harriet and Dave went wild when we arrived.
Nell: They haven’t seen Andre for four years.
Me: Dave wagged his whole body and Harriet made her special happy squeaking noises.
Nell: She sounds like a seagull.
Me: Even Poppy got involved in the general mayhem.
Nell: She started it.
Me: You seem tired today.
Nell: Yesterday was a very long day.
Me: You wanted to come to the station.
Nell: It was very dark.
Me: Actually there was a huge moon and a beautiful dusky pink sunset on the way there.
Nell: I had to sit on a booster seat.
Me: You know perfectly well that you didn’t. It was next to you.
Nell: It was hard.
Me: You should have gone with Kev then.
Nell: There was a booster seat in his car too.
Me: The children need special seats.
Nell: The children weren’t there.
Me: I noticed you went straight to Alice at the station.
Nell: Of course I did. She’s our girl and she always will be.
Me: Yes. Sorry.