Me: Harriet is looking lovely today.
Nell: She is a natural beauty. In fact, Gelato is rather smitten. When she arrived at the ice cream stand with David he bowed and kissed her paw.
Me: It’s the Italian way.
Nell: It’s the Italian way with beautiful young dogs. He didn’t do that with me.
Me: He wouldn’t dare. You know you are a classic beauty. Ask anyone.
Nell: Thank you. Have you given David your suggestions?
Me: What suggestions?
Nell: Ice cream flavours. Gelato wants to try something new and has asked for ideas.
Me: To be honest I’m a bit boring when it comes to ice cream. I like vanilla.
Nell: I suggested cream tea which is basically strawberries and cream with a hint of scone.
Me: I like that.
Nell: Poppy wants espresso with Amaretto and Malcolm suggested prawn cocktail which is clearly out of the question.
Me: Actually savoury ice creams are quite popular. Bacon and egg, for instance, or Stilton.
Nell: Do stop.
Me: Dave would love the bacon idea. He could serve it in a bread cone.
Me: You can even get Wasabi if you want a kick.
Nell: I don’t. If I was going to choose that kind of thing I would go for English horseradish.
Me: True. How did the singing go?
Nell: The Welsh corgi choir was a huge hit with the tourists. People were queuing all along the quay. There would have been a standing ovation if anyone had been sitting down.
Nell: Gelato has booked them for the summer.
Me: Well done. That’s one in the eye for the Beefies.
Nell: Let’s not resort to violence unless severely provoked.
Me: I’m not. It’s only a saying.
Nell: We are just recovering from the limoncello throwing incident.
Me: Yes. Sorry.