MARIA : John! There’s a letter from Peter. He and Pamela are coming down next weekend.
JOHN : Oh, that is good news. We haven’t seen them for ages.
MARIA : Oh, just think! They’ll be here in three days.
JOHN : Certainly something to look forward to.
MARIA : I can’t wait. To think that we’ll all be together again.
JOHN : It’ll be fun showing them around the new house.
MARIA : Of course, they haven’t seen it yet, have the If it’s fine, we can sit out in the garden and perhaps we could all go out to dinner evening.
JOHN : How about that restaurant in the village the supposed to be so good?
MARIA : Oh, John, that’d be lovely. We’ve been meaning to try it ever since we moved here
JOHN : That’s the good thing about visitors.
MARIA : How do you mean?
JOHN : Well, they make you do the things you’ve been wanting to do.
MARIA : Yes, that’s true. Oh, I’m longing to see Pe again, aren’t you?
JOHN : And Pamela!
MARIA : Oh, it is going to be fun! I wish time didn’t so slowly. I wish tomorrow was Saturday.
JOHN : You know, all this shows that we need a change
MARIA : What change?
JOHN : Well, look at us. We’re behaving like a couple of excited children – all because our son and his wife are coming to see us. It means that our life here isn’t really full enough.
MARIA : Oh, I wouldn’t say that!
JOHN : D’you know, Barbara, I think we’re getting bored, stuck away here in the country.
MARIA : Well, perhaps we should go away for a few days.
JOHN : Perhaps. But it’s deeper than that. Now that we’re settled we should make a few plans. We should work out what we really want to do
MARIA : What a good idea. After all, we’re free. We could make a list of all the things we want to do.
JOHN : We could go up to Yorkshire…
MARIA : Visit the Lake District.
JOHN : In fact, the world is our oyster.