Me: Yesterday was a good day, wasn’t it?
Nell: It was, indeed.
Me: My sister Charlotte came for lunch and Herr Hoffmann made us leek and potato soup with crunchy fresh rolls and lots of butter.
Nell: Soup is the perfect lunch on a cold day.
Me: Yes, and we ordered the Christmas turkey.
Nell: Poppy says it’s too small, by the way.
Me: How does Poppy know what size turkey we ordered?
Nell: Poppy’s a Guardian now. She knows everything.
Me: I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
Me: Later Kev and I looked at another house which was all wrong.
Nell: Completely wrong. Awful dark place.
Me: I’m not even going to ask how you know that.
Nell: Best not.
Me: On the way back Kev and I stopped at our favourite farm shop and bought homemade cake and some other treats.
Nell: Just essentials.
Me: And then we all went down to the beach.
Nell: Which was an invigorating experience to say the least.
Me: Yes, the wind was rather bracing. I’m going to need a thicker coat next time. I wish Dave hadn’t eaten my all encasing hat.
Nell: Harriet ran straight into the sea.
Me: How she can swim in this cold weather is beyond me. It must have been freezing.
Nell: Yes, David paddled a little but I kept to the sand.
Me: The waves were magnificent though, weren’t they?
Nell: They were certainly wild.
Me: I love the feel of the salty wind. It makes my face tingle.
Nell: If you say so.
Me: And then we drove home and had tea and cake in front of the fire.
Nell: And we all fell asleep.
Me: Our new home must have a fire.
Nell: It will. Don’t worry.
Me: Yes. Sorry.