Me: What have I done now?
Nell: Instead of waiting for my decision on Fido you swan off somewhere.
Me: I didn’t swan off, Nell. You know I’ve got a Writers’ Weekend. I had to go.
Nell: Then you burst in at 6pm causing murder and mayhem and upsetting the puppies and left again taking Kev with you.
Me: Kev came with me to the dinner.
Nell: Leaving me to deal with the upset.
Me: What upset?
Nell: And not returning until 10.30pm.
Me: What happened?
Nell: Harriet accused David of jumping as he nearly knocked over Postman Tony today.
Me: He did but Tony loves Dave.
Nell: And David said it was bouncing not jumping and bouncing is allowed.
Me: Is it?
Nell: No. And nobody is happy that you appear to have got away scot free with injuring Fido so don’t think it’s forgotten.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: By the way, don’t you think I should be the one accompanying you?
Me: Ideally yes.
Nell: The hotel takes dogs so don’t even try that excuse.
Me: I mentioned you all a lot. Especially you, Nell.
Nell: Especially me?
Nell: Are you going there tomorrow?
Nell: Without me?
Me: Yes. It’s just a lot of writers writing. You would get bored.
Nell. The hotel takes dogs.