Sleeping arrangements

Me: Harriet looks beautiful.

Nell: She is doing her Morning Thinking.

Me: I see.

Nell: She needs to take the straw out of her mouth, though. I keep telling her chewing is unattractive but she says it helps her think.

Me: Fair point.

Nell: By the way, Kev isn’t happy with Alejandro’s sleeping arrangements.

Me: What sleeping arrangements?

Nell: I thought the Man Shed would be the ideal place.

Me: It’s Kev’s recording studio, Nell. He’s a voiceover artist. He can’t have an alpaca chewing in the background.

Nell: I’m sure Alejandro can keep quiet. But never mind, I’ll find another solution.

Me: When do they arrive?

Nell: Gladys texted David to say they should be here this afternoon. There was a slight altercation with a Dartmoor pony this morning which has delayed them.

Me: What on earth are they doing on Dartmoor?

Nell: How should I know? Hiking I expect, like everyone else. Anyway we have other things to worry about.

Me: What?

Nell: Count Bingo Flamingo is most unhappy about Gladys’s attachment to Alejandro. He told Malcolm he wants to meet him and has invited himself to dinner.

Me: He’s always been fond of Gladys.

Nell: And so has Ron Gilbert. He’s coming too.

Me: The Great Dane from Torquay?

Nell: Of course. How many suitors do you think Gladys has?

Me: I’m beginning to wonder.

Nell: Fortunately I’ve managed to deter Myfanwy and the Welsh corgi choir and if the Whippets Institute minibus arrives it can turn right back round again.

Me: But where is Alejandro going to sleep?

Nell: In the hammock. The nights are warm and he has a thick fleece.

Me: Can an alpaca get into a hammock?

Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. Everyone knows alpacas love hammocks. Do keep up.

Me: Of course. Sorry.

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