Visiting the Past

Me: You won’t believe how much walking I did yesterday. I can hardly move today.

Nell: Why are you calling this early? I haven’t even had my toast and marmalade yet.

Me: Once I’m awake I can’t get back to sleep and then all I want to do is talk to you and find out what you’ve been doing.

Nell: We had a lovely run in the activity field. I took my time as usual but the others made the most of it.

Me: That’s nice. Would you like to hear how many steps I took?

Nell: Not really, but you’re going to tell me anyway, so go ahead.

Me: 13,045. That’s just under 8.9km.

Nell: Madness. No wonder you’re aching.

Me: Alice, Chris and I went back to where we used to live in Berlin to see our old house and neighbourhood.

Nell: Good.

Me: We put flowers on their father’s grave and I was able to say my goodbye as I couldn’t attend his funeral because of Covid.

Nell: I’m glad you did that.

Me: Yes, so am I.

Nell: And I’m also glad the two children were with you.

Me: Yes. Afterwards we met up with Andre and the grandchildren for an ice cream and I had a banana split. My favourite.

Nell: Fortunate you took so many steps then.

Me: That’s what I thought.

Nell: So, have you seen that bear again?

Me: The one with the rather fetching hat?

Nell: Are there more?

Me: I have actually. It seems awfully charming, Nell.

Nell: How would you know?

Me: I might have invited it over for a Berlin Breakfast later.

Nell: What?

Me: It’s a Berlin tradition to have a long late breakfast.

Nell: I was talking about the bear not the breakfast.

Me: Oh. Sorry.

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