Me: It’s so wonderful to have everyone back again. Poppy just keeps smiling.
Nell: She hasn’t stopped baking since she came home. I know it’s still early but would you care for a scone? Fresh out of the oven.
Me: It would be rude not to.
Nell: When Sven Gully released them, Poppy dropped her Big Mutt Meal in shock. She’s not a takeaway girl.
Nell: Fortunately David was there to clear it up.
Me: He’s such a good boy.
Nell: Harriet has been apologising to everyone for her rude behaviour. She is mortified. She says she never wants to see another bottle of Aquavit, or a pickled fish again.
Me: I don’t blame her.
Nell: She’s on the sofa now with a cup of tea and a good book.
Me: What about The Cat?
Nell: It actually screamed when it saw the socks and sandals. Gladys was ready, however, with a sequinned cloak and David carried it home in my handbag.
Me: Has it recovered?
Nell: It’s in the kitchen wearing a sparkling jacket with diamond accessories, eating smoked salmon, drinking champagne and discussing wedding dresses with Susan, so I think it’s almost back to normal.
Me: It’s been an eventful few days, hasn’t it?
Nell: Yes, and there are many more to come. Any sign of Baby Snail yet?
Me: No. But the due date is tomorrow so she will definitely be here soon. Thank goodness as Alice is very tired.
Nell: Of course she is but Jonathan Sky and his Papa will be looking after her and you will be flying over there soon.
Me: Yes, I can’t wait.
Nell: And did I hear that Chris is arriving from Toronto a week today?
Me: You did. I am bursting with excitement.
Nell: That is not a pretty picture. Can’t you just be filled with excitement like everyone else?
Me: Yes. Sorry.