Me: Look at those two. They are so pleased to see each other again.
Me: Dave has been counting the days until Tony gets back from his holiday.
Nell: Yes, David marked it on his calendar and crossed each day off. Part of his Organisational Skills.
Me: I’m impressed.
Nell: They have a lot in common. Tony sings you know.
Me: I did know. Sea shanties.
Nell: David loves singing and I think he is hoping to join Tony’s group.
Me: I’m not sure Dave is quite up to it, Nell. I mean they are proper singers. They perform in public. They’ve even been on television.
Nell: David is a quick learner. Maybe Tony can teach him.
Me: I used to sing in the school choir and Torquay Operatic Society.
Nell: No, you can’t join Tony’s group.
Me: What if you form your own group? I could be your manager.
Nell: I don’t believe this.
Me: You can sing, Nell. I’ve heard you.
Nell: I have a pleasant contralto voice that’s true. Harriet is more of a soprano.
Me: Harriet sounds like a seagull.
Nell: Now that is unkind and you know perfectly well it’s her Are We Nearly At The Beach voice.
Me: Yes, I know.
Nell: Mutley can’t hear so don’t suggest him.
Me: What about Poppy?
Nell: I suppose we might persuade her to play her saxophone.
Me: There you are then.
Nell: No, we aren’t. Let’s just start with David having singing lessons with Tony. If he has the time.
Nell: Honestly, you will be entering us for Britain’s Got Talent next.
Me: Now that’s an idea but it’s already started.
Me: Yes, sorry.