Nell: It’s Kev with baby Harriet.
Me: Yes. All this talk of babies made me look through the old photos. How cute was she?
Nell: Harriet has immense charm.
Me: Kev fell in love with her the moment he saw her.
Nell: It was mutual.
Me: What do you think about the royal baby?
Nell: I am delighted for them both. Meghan and I have been in touch this morning. She and Baby Sussex are doing well.
Me: Any ideas about his name?
Nell: My lips are sealed. You will find out soon enough.
Me: What does everyone else think?
Nell: David is sure he is going to be called Dave which is clearly ridiculous.
Me: It is unlikely, as is Malcolm, or Timothy.
Nell: And Mutley is definitely off the cards.
Me: What about Charlie and Jim?
Nell: Yes. James and Charles have history behind them.
Me: I’m afraid Kev isn’t likely either.
Nell: No, and I’ve told Count Bingo it’s never happening.
Me: It’s so exciting and granddaughter Baby Snail is due on 28th May too.
Nell: I shall be glad when she isn’t called Snail.
Me: It’s from that lovely children’s book ‘The Snail and the Whale’.
Nell: I am aware. I feel Nell might be a possibility but Gladys is a definite no.
Nell: On another note I am able to inform you that the roofing has started.
Nell: We are now living on a building site. You will also be pleased to hear that we are having a Health and Safety meeting on your return.
Me: I’m not that pleased, to be honest, Nell. I might be a bit tired after all the travelling.
Nell: Nonsense. You can never be too tired to discuss the importance of a hard hat and a sequinned vest. Now hurry home.
Me: Yes, of course. Sorry.