Poppy is Skittish and the Bear has gone to the Beach

Me: Poppy’s in one of her playful moods today .

Nell: Yes. She’s a little skittish this morning.

Me: She wouldn’t let me write in peace.

Nell: She wants to be the centre of attention.

Me: She was the same with Dave. He was having a peaceful post pancake nap until she bit his ear.

Nell: Very provoking.

Me: He didn’t mind. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: The bear has gone to the beach, by the way.

Me: Did he take his bathers?

Nell: Yes, and a big towel.

Me: Good. The sea’s a bit chilly at this time of year.

Nell: Poppy made him some honey sandwiches and a large flask of coffee.

Me: Not tea?

Nell: He’s a German bear. They prefer coffee.

Me: I presume Knitwear Wolf took him on his motorbike?

Nell: Yes. Rupert managed to get him into the sidecar eventually with David’s help.

Me: Sidecars aren’t built for bears.

Nell: He kept falling asleep and losing his goggles.

Me: Goggles?

Nell: One needs goggles as well as a helmet when travelling on motorbikes. Do keep up.

Me: Is Rupert going swimming too?

Nell: He might do a little paddle boarding. It depends.

Me: On the weather?

Nell: No, on whether he can leave the bear alone.

Me: Yes, I don’t think he should be left alone really.

Nell: No. Although Lionel said he was going to be around.

Me: What?

Nell: He even suggested taking Herr Hoffmann over to the island for tea. Wasn’t that nice of him?

Me: Herr Hoffmann only drinks coffee.

Nell: You know what I mean.

Me: I don’t want my bear going anywhere with that lion.

Nell: Oh, it’s your bear now, is it?

Me: Yes. He’s my friend and I don’t trust Lionel and neither should you. Sorry.

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