Me: Harriet is looking rather pensive.
Nell: Yes. I think it was something Charlie said at Morning Thoughts about Daring to Dream.
Me: It sounds profound. I’m glad he decided to join you.
Nell: Yes. He slept well and is feeling quite invigorated and positive this morning
Me: Malcolm made him a smoothie first thing with kale and all sorts of healthy green things. He and Poppy have put together a special diet.
Nell: Good. He is already starting to adapt to his new circumstances. He was on the iBone to HQ for hours yesterday.
Me: It’s not going to be easy to replace him.
Nell: Charlie is irreplaceable. You know that.
Me: I meant in his James Bond role.
Nell: Yes. I think he is going to take on an advisory role in the future.
Me: Like M?
Nell: No. Why are you talking in letters?
Me: The Head of the Secret Service is called M.
Nell: No, she isn’t. Not ours anyway.
Me: So she’s a woman? Like Judi Dench?
Nell: She is a dog and she is not at all like Judi Dench. You are fanciful at times.
Me: I wish I knew who she was.
Nell: You do, actually.
Me: It’s you. I knew it.
Nell: Of course it isn’t me. Don’t be so silly. How on earth would I cope with you and the Secret Service?
Me: True. Who is it then?
Nell: Enough. I need to talk to Harriet alone. Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Me: I hope Harriet isn’t M.
Nell: For Goodness Sake. Will you just listen to yourself sometimes? Ridiculous.
Me: Yes. Sorry.