Nell: Well, David couldn’t have been more pleased to see Tony.
Me: I know. It made me feel quite emotional.
Nell: Antiques Roadshow makes you feel emotional.
Me: Dave was so happy. He saw Tony’s van and he rushed to welcome him.
Nell: We all did. Tony has been away far too long. The other postmen were very nice, of course.
Me: Yes, they were.
Nell: But they weren’t Tony.
Nell: Tony is like family.
Me: Yes. Are you coming with me to the hairdressers this afternoon? Only Doug was wondering.
Nell: Stop interfering. Doug and I are just friends. Anyway, I’m having tea with The Cat if you must know and the passing spaniel.
Me: What passing spaniel?
Nell: The one who called the RNLI. His name is Sebastian and he lives in Salcombe.
Me: Does he now? One of the yachting crowd?
Nell: Why are you looking at me like the dog who caught the biscuit?
Me: I’m not. Are any of the others coming to tea?
Nell: No, they are busy.
Me: Dave is never too busy for tea.
Nell: Mutley is in London, David has gone surfing, Harriet is out with Jim.
Me: And Poppy?
Nell: Poppy is having lunch with Tall Hollywoof. They are talking bread.
Me: Is he the one from Bake Off?
Nell: No. Where did you get that from? He’s the Giant Schnauzer who runs a bakery near Kingsbridge. Piercing blue eyes. Excellent buns.
Me: Really? I hope John the Doberman isn’t jealous.
Nell: It’s only a friendly lunch. Poppy wants advice on a sourdough. Now stop interfering.
Me: Yes, sorry.