Me: How long does Charlie have to wear his mobile ECG jacket?
Nell: Just 24 hours and then they will analyse it.
Me: Does he mind wearing it?
Nell: Not at all. He says it suits him.
Me: It does. Do you know why Dave is wearing sunglasses?
Nell: David has decided he wants to be a spy. He knows Charlie is recruiting and thinks he has a good chance.
Me: Oh dear. I suppose that explains the hat too.
Nell: He asked if he could change his name to David Bond.
Me: I hope you said no.
Nell: Of course I did. The Cat isn’t helping. It spent the whole evening designing David a trench coat with a sequinned interior.
Me: Spies don’t wear sequins.
Nell: That’s what I said.
Me: How is Harriet?
Nell: Fine. She and Sally were on the iBone for ages last night laughing about David’s antics.
Me: I’m glad they get on.
Nell: Yes. Harriet is planning to visit Sally up in London soon but don’t tell David. It’s a girls only visit.
Me: I see Susan is helping Malcolm in the kitchen. He said she makes excellent pastry.
Nell: Yes. Poppy is busy with extra healthy meals for Charlie and Timothy is off painting so Malcolm was glad of her help.
Me: Who would have thought a flamingo would fall for a seagull?
Nell: Far stranger things have happened in this house. As you well know.
Me: Yes. Sorry.