Me: Would you like your tea in bed?
Nell: I would like to sleep.
Me: Come on, you know you want to chat.
Nell: Did The Cat perform “Big Spender” dressed in sequins?
Me: It did.
Nell: Was David wearing a blonde wig and throwing sausages into the crowd from his hat?
Me: He was.
Nell: Did Harriet tell me she was engaged to young Jim?
Me: She did, but you said that was nonsense and soon put her right.
Nell: Did Mutley tap dance on the piano?
Me: Only briefly. Dave caught him, so no bones broken.
Nell: John the Doberman didn’t perform a stand up routine though, did he?
Me: Yes. He was hilarious.
Nell: How bizarre. Did Ed fly in by helicopter to perform a few numbers?
Me: Yes. And before you ask, yes, Poppy was the pilot. Can you believe it?
Nell: Of course, I can. Poppy has been flying for years. She toyed with the idea of doing it for a living, but cooking is her real passion.
Nell: Do keep up. Now where is Poppy? We need to discuss menus as we have guests coming to lunch and England are playing Panama at 1pm.
Me: Yes. Sorry.