Check my handbag for Gladys

Nell: Could you check my handbag for Gladys, please?

Me: Of course.

Nell: Charlie took me to a lovely restaurant for dinner yesterday and I opened my bag to find Gladys asleep.

Me: Oh dear.

Nell: Two is company but three is most definitely a crowd.

Me: Absolutely.

Nell: I called David to come and collect her and he roared up on his motorbike in his pyjamas.

Me: I hope he was wearing a helmet.

Nell: He was. Charlie thought it was hilarious and shared a bowl of chips with them both before they left.

Me: Was it a good evening?

Nell: Wonderful. I am enjoying this precious time together.

Me: It’s ever so glamorous though, isn’t it?

Nell: What?

Me: Dating a spy. An actual 007.

Nell: Just stay in your world of fantasy and let him get on with his job.

Me: Leaping out of planes, running across rooftops, skiing down mountains, surrounded by beautiful temptresses.

Nell: You see. There you go again. If you must know Charlie is not surrounded by temptresses. He has a lovely assistant called Sally who looks after him. A charming Golden Retriever.

Me: I love Golden Retrievers.

Nell: Yes, and you will love Sally. She has come down here for a few days to go through some arrangements with Charlie and I’ve invited them both to dinner.

Me: Perfect.

Nell: She wears glasses and is very shy so I need everyone to be on their best behaviour.

Me: Don’t worry. I’ll tell them. No jokes about Miss Moneypenny.

Nell: Behave.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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