Autumnal Colours

Me: I’m not sure why, but I’m appreciating the colours of autumn so much more this year.

Nell: Grief makes you aware of your surroundings.

Me: We’re lucky to live in such beautiful countryside. It’s a great comfort.

Nell: It is.

Me: Talking of autumnal colours, Knitwear Wolf is looking particularly dashing this morning in his conker brown cardigan.

Nell: I agree.

Me: Nobody can carry off a cardigan quite like him.

Nell: You know he’s featured in The Growl on Sunday’s colour supplement, don’t you?

Me: Really?

Nell: Yes. He and The Cat were interviewed about their autumn range of knitwear. They’ve given it a ridiculous headline, of course.

Me: What is it?

Nell: ‘The Wolf and the Pussy-Cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green coat.’

Me: That’s actually quite clever.

Nell: It’s also factually incorrect. The Cat is furious.

Me: What’s wrong with it?

Nell: They didn’t go to sea. They live by the sea.

Me: True.

Nell: It isn’t a coat, it’s a long cardigan.

Me: That’s a sort of knitted coat.

Nell; And it isn’t pea-green. It’s a beautiful forest green. Peas are far too vivid. Not autumnal at all.

Me: You’re beginning to sound like The Cat.

Nell: I’ve been listening to it complaining all morning.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: Now, Sunday Songs is a little earlier today. The Welsh Corgi Choir forgot the clocks had gone back so they’ve been in the field for ages.

Me: Poor little things.

Nell: Herr Hoffmann has baked some German gingerbread treats to keep them going.

Me: I love Lebkuchen. We always had it at Christmas. But is it safe for dogs?

Nell: This gingerbread has no nutmeg and is absolutely delicious.

Me: Good.

Nell: Well, have a piece before David eats it all.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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