Me: Where’s Jonathan?
Nell: In the garden going through a few ideas with Harriet before lunch. Poppy is cooking roast beef and Yorkshire pudding as it’s Jonathan’s favourite.
Me: It is.
Nell: We might as well enjoy a family Sunday lunch while we can, as there is so much to do.
Me: So it’s definitely a treasure map?
Nell: Yes, and we are all agreed that it would be churlish not to go and find it. “Never question an extra biscuit” is my motto.
Me: I agree.
Nell: Now, everyone has their task.
Me: How exciting.
Nell: Mutley is chartering a boat. It will need to be a big one, obviously. Fortunately he has the finances to do so. Jonathan and Kev have been advising.
Nell: David and Poppy are going into Dartmouth later to find a captain and crew. Unfortunately they are also taking The Cat.
Me: Oh dear. Shouldn’t you be doing that?
Nell: I’m far too busy coordinating everything here with Kev and Harriet. John the Doberman and Jim the farm dog are assisting.
Me: What about me?
Nell: You are going to Combeinteignhead with Jonathan and Alice.
Me: Why are we going there?
Nell: Great Aunt Pam and Cousin Tess have kindly agreed to give us their advice.
Me: Do they know about treasure hunting?
Nell: We are talking about Marvellous Great Aunt Pam here. Everyone has heard of her exploits. There’s nothing she doesn’t know about treasure.
Me: Gosh. I didn’t know.
Nell: Now, I’m expecting a call from Meghan so you need to give me some space.
Me: Is she coming with us?
Nell: Of course not. She is struggling with the whole beige tights and skirts instead of trouser suits issue and needs some sensible advice. Do keep up.
Me: Yes, sorry.