Me: The stuffed tiger looks ready to pounce. If I didn’t know it was stuffed I’d be quite worried.
Nell: Never mind that. What on earth are you wearing?
Me: A track suit.
Nell: It’s Monday morning.
Me: I know.
Nell: David is shocked.
Me: I can see he is. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. Imagine if he knew I had a swimming costume on underneath.
Nell: Do you?
Me: I’ve joined the gym and this morning is my first aqua aerobics class.
Nell: Excuse me?
Me: The past year has been a bit of a nightmare for me health wise so I’ve decided to try and do something about it.
Nell: Isn’t the walking enough?
Nell: Well, good for you.
Me: Thank you.
Nell: Does the gym accept bears?
Me: I’m not sure. Why?
Nell: Maybe it would do Herr Hoffmann good to splash about in a swimming pool. He fell asleep in his cereal this morning.
Me: I’m sure Princess wouldn’t mind him sharing her pool.
Me: Or Knitwear Wolf could take him down to the sea on his motorbike?
Nell: The main beach isn’t open until 1st October.
Me: That’s just dogs. Remember? Wolves and bears are allowed.
Nell: Oh yes.
Me: And lions.
Nell: Don’t start complaining about Lionel King again. It was just an idea to do the filming on the beach.
Me: He was trying to sabotage Dave.
Nell: Well, it didn’t work. Filming has been delayed until everyone is back on the beach.
Me: What you see in that lion is beyond me.
Nell: Don’t forget to drink lots of water. It’s important to keep hydrated.
Me: You’re ignoring me again.
Nell: Shouldn’t you be going? You don’t want to be late.
Me: Yes. Sorry.