Me: Poppy stuck her tongue out at me. She was in the meadow gossiping with Harriet and she just stuck her tongue out when I took a photo.
Nell: Don’t worry. She is getting into character.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: She is playing the Easter Terrier in the Parade on Sunday.
Me: I hope she isn’t going to be fierce all weekend.
Nell: It’s possible. Easter is a busy time and she has been baking all morning.
Me: Probably Hot Cross Buns.
Nell: Very funny.
Me: Now, this is going to sound a little odd but did I hear Dave speaking Spanish on his iBone?
Nell: He was probably talking to Antonio.
Nell: Bless you. I’m talking about Antonio the Podenco Canario. He sells ice cream down at the quay.
Me: Why would Dave be talking Spanish?
Nell: Antonio is Spanish. Do keep up.
Me: I never knew Dave spoke Spanish.
Nell: It’s all part of his training as an international spy.
Me: You’ll be telling me Gladys speaks Portuguese next.
Nell: No. She has basic Italian but no Portuguese.
Me: Is Gladys a spy too?
Nell: Certainly not. I’m declaring Easter weekend a spy free zone. No intriguing.
Me: It’s not me, Nell. It’s almost everyone else.
Nell: Now, The Cat has made you a very special hat.
Me: I’m not wearing sequins.
Nell: It’s an all encasing pansy hat.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: You will look dreadful in it but you will wear it with pride.
Me: I will?
Nell: It’s the thought that counts.
Me: It’s easy for you to say.
Nell: Remember. ‘Don’t look a gift cat in the eyes.’
Me: Don’t you mean ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’?
Nell: Certainly not. Why are you bringing horses into this? Just be thankful and wear the hat.
Me: Yes. Sorry.