Me: Today is World Kindness Day.
Nell: As I always say; ‘If you can be anything, be kind.’
Me: Dave was very kind to me.
Nell: What did he do?
Me: He rested his head on my legs.
Nell: That sounds more uncomfortable than kind.
Me: It was a little bit uncomfortable but he did it in a kind way.
Nell: If you say so.
Me: I saw you watching over Harriet.
Nell: She wasn’t herself.
Me: Yes, she seemed rather out of sorts.
Nell: Remembering can be exhausting.
Me: It can.
Nell: Anyway, I’m thinking of introducing slippers inside the house.
Nell: You wear them.
Me: I do.
Nell: Have you seen the state of the floor? Muddy feet everywhere.
Me: I know. It’s never ending.
Nell: Quite. And no matter how many times I ask everyone to wipe their feet on the mat, they forget.
Me: Manuel is going to have to wear 8 slippers. Do they even make ones for an octopus?
Nell: Manuel is not the problem. And before you start asking me if they make slippers for woodlice, neither are Henry and Horst.
Me: Who is the problem?
Nell: David and that bear.
Me: Herr Hoffmann?
Nell: They have large feet.
Me: Olive the Other Reindeer has large feet.
Nell: She lives in The Barn and she’s out a lot at this time of year.
Me: I’ve had an idea.
Nell: Here we go.
Me: What if we asked Princess and Sir Roger Blubbery to slide around the floor?
Nell: Excuse me?
Me: They could clean it.
Nell: So now you want to introduce two large wet seals into the equation?
Me: It was just an idea.
Nell: You’ll be asking Malcolm to use his flamingo feathers as a duster next.