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?
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.
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.
Nell: Well, have a piece before David eats it all.
Me: Yes. Sorry.