Me: I wish Harriet wouldn’t wait for Poppy at the window. It breaks my heart.
Nell: She says she can’t help it. She knows she isn’t coming back but she can’t stop hoping.
Me: Kev and I do the same thing. I’m constantly expecting to hear her little feet scampering up the stairs.
Nell: I know.
Me: You seem to be coping the best.
Nell: That’s because I’ve got her constantly barking orders at me from above.
Me: How is she?
Nell: Demanding we cook a decent roast on Sunday and insisting David makes her Yorkshire puddings.
Me: Does he know?
Nell: Yes, he’s practising now.
Me: Shel will be delighted.
Nell: Shel our Canadian friend from Vancouver?
Nell: The film director organising the animation of Conversations with Nell?
Me: Yes. He’s been in Cannes all week and is coming here for a long weekend.
Nell: Why didn’t you tell me?
Me: I thought I did.
Nell: I’ll need my pearls.
Me: Will you really?
Nell: I have to look my best. The animation is all about me.
Me: It’s about all of us.
Nell: I’m in the title.
Nell: Have you shared the link to the GoFundMe page recently?
Nell; We have over 25,000 followers. There are literally thousands of them who haven’t donated yet.
Me: Okay. Here it is: https://gofund.me/42cc1159
Nell: Let’s hope we can raise a little more. We’re nearly halfway there.
Me: It would be wonderful.
Nell: We’re going to make this happen. You have to believe.
Me: Yes, you’re right. It’s even more important now because it means our little Poppy will be immortalised on screen.
Nell: Exactly. Did David just walk past carrying my handbag?
Nell: With Gladys inside it wearing my pearls?
Me: Yes. Sorry.