Me: I know. Happy Birthday darling Nell.
Nell: So where are you?
Me: I’m in Portugal.
Nell: Without me.
Nell: Another birthday alone.
Me: You aren’t alone you know. You have Kevin, Mutley and Poppy.
Nell: Not you though.
Me: No. I think you are having steak for dinner.
Nell: If I told you I wasn’t going to be there on your birthday but I would give you a piece of steak would that make up for it?
Nell: I rest my case.