Me: It’s so good to see you smiling again.
Nell: The beach can only make you smile.
Me: I agree.
Nell: And it’s your little sister’s birthday today.
Me: It is. Happy Birthday dear little sister. We shall celebrate at the weekend with Strictly and champagne.
Nell: Yes. Poppy intends to spoil her too. Your sister is a great favourite of hers.
Nell: The Cat and Gladys are joining us later. We need to finalise the posters for the opening.
Me: Do we have any ideas?
Nell: At the moment it is a photo of David tap dancing in a top hat and tails with Gladys perched on a laden cake stand beside him.
Nell: I’m not sure everyone wants a black Pomeranian on their afternoon tea, though.
Me: Maybe not. Could Gladys be dressed as a waitress and hold the cake stand?
Nell: The cake stand is bigger than Gladys.
Me: Maybe John should hold it, or Ron Gilbert?
Nell: If we don’t want a black Pomeranian why on earth would we want a huge Doberman, or a Great Dane in a cap? Give me strength.
Me: Could Gladys be perched on Dave’s hat pointing to the cake stand?
Nell: Now that is an idea.
Me: You see.
Nell: It’s just an idea. The committee still have to decide.
Me: Yes. Sorry.