Me: You all went crazy when Poppy came home from having her hair cut yesterday.
Nell: We were just pleased to see her.
Me: She had to take some time out on the yellow chair.
Nell: Why is it in the garden?
Me: Kev’s moving things around at the moment.
Nell: He’s also wearing your purple scarf.
Me: He used it to tie some long pieces of wood together and then decided to wear it for some reason.
Nell: It’s too hot for scarves.
Me: It’s an actor thing. I think it rather suits him.
Nell: Poppy’s new haircut definitely suits her.
Me: Yes, and it’s much cooler.
Nell: Yesterday was a difficult day for you.
Me: It was.
Nell: They’re clearing out your little sister’s house.
Nell: And they needed to know what you wanted of hers.
Me: How can I decide? Everything is so precious. So many memories.
Me: I just want her back, Nell. This isn’t fair.
Nell: No, it isn’t.
Me: It’s so hard to accept that she’s gone and I’m never going to see her again.
Nell: I know.
Me: She was my little sister. I was supposed to protect her.
Nell: There was nothing you could have done.
Me: I don’t know.
Nell: Well, I do and you have to accept it.
Me: I’m not sure I ever will.
Nell: Just give it time. It’s still very early days.
Me: You’re right.
Nell: We need to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us with cups of Earl Grey.
Me: Yes. I’m very grateful for their kindness.
Nell: I think a cup of Earl Grey’s exactly what we need right now.
Me: Sorry for the tears.
Nell: No need for sorry. You cry as much as you like.