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David does A Very Brave Thing

Me: Does Dave understand Poppy isn’t coming back?

Nell: Yes. He and Harriet had a long chat on their walk and then Rupert sat down with him in the evening.

Me: My poor darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. He looks so sad. I wish I could comfort him.

Nell: Poppy says the best thing to do is to keep busy.

Me: Are you still talking to her?

Nell: Yes, and I’m also taking her advice.

Me: A wise decision.

Nell: And so is David.

Me: How?

Nell: In the midst of his sorrow David has decided to do A Very Brave Thing.

Me: What?

Nell: He made breakfast for us all.

Me: I thought Malcolm and Manuel were doing that.

Nell: Poppy was training David as her sous chef.

Me: How was breakfast?

Nell: It had potential.

Me: That’s good, isn’t it?

Nell: Let’s just say David has a long way to go.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: The boiled eggs were hard and the toast was a little burnt but the portions were large.

Me: It’s a start.

Nell: I should also warn you that he’s going to attempt to make Poppy’s scones for tea tomorrow.

Me: Really?

Nell: Poppy wrote her recipes down for him somewhere so we’ve just got to find them.

Me: I put the scone recipe in my book.

Nell: So you did. Well done. I will let David know.

Me: Why tomorrow?

Nell: Alex’s children and Charlotte are coming here for tea after the scattering of her ashes.

Me: Yes, they are.

Nell: David wants Poppy to be there through her scones.

Me: Bless him.

Nell: I’ve told him she’ll definitely be watching over us and guiding him along.

Me: I’d like to think so.

Nell: I know so. She told me.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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