“Shall I get the sun loungers ready for you?”
“I thought we were going out on the bikes.”
“It’s your first day, I thought you’d like to take it easy.”
“I’d really like to go for a bike ride.”
So the four of us set off along the country roads, single file with Paul out front in the lead. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and the tree lined roads offered plenty of shade. As we rounded a bend we saw a shepherdess come out of the woods with her flock of newly shorn sheep. This is quite a rare sight in these parts and we slowed down to watch the dogs expertly steer the flock. Suddenly the sheep moved out of the field and onto the road. We all stopped with the exception of Paul who got totally swept up into the flock. They careered up the lane eager to get into their new field on the opposite side. Paul had no choice but to go with them. Last time we saw him he was grazing in the middle of the field.
“Shall we have a nice game of croquet tomorrow?”
“No, I want to go canoeing.”