Nell: Jonathan and the team have made an excellent job of the tree.
Me: Yes, it’s beautiful.
Nell: David fell asleep half way through but it has been an exciting time for him with his new responsibilities.
Me: I think you were right to make him Events Coordinator.
Nell: Yes. Everyone needs responsibility. Gladys will be his right paw dog. They work well together. It also means he can join in everything. A busy pup is a happy pup.
Me: It was kind of The Cat to allow Jonathan on to the decorating team.
Nell: He has style and he knows what he likes. The Cat spotted it immediately. Harriet is his teammate as she is excellent at craftwork and is a good listener.
Me: Is Mutley involved too?
Nell: Yes, Mutley is overseeing proceedings. He likes to call it Keeping an Eye on Things. It carries a great deal of responsibility but can be done from the sofa and involves regular naps.
Me: Sounds like my kind of job.
Nell: Now, it’s First Advent Sunday today so David will be singing and a candle must be lit.
Me: Yes, the Advent wreath is ready.
Nell: Good. Poppy and Malcolm are cooking a full Christmas dinner of turkey with all the trimmings.
Me: How lovely.
Nell: We can’t have Jonathan and Alice missing out so we are having an extra Christmas with games after dinner. Your little sister is invited too.
Nell: Malcolm is serving prawn cocktail for lunch and there will be ice cream for those who want it.
Me: You can never have enough ice cream.
Nell: I think you and I both know that is not true. I think one ice cream each will be plenty.
Me: You are right. Sorry.