Me: Wasn’t that a lovely surprise?
Nell: Yes. A visit from Little Ollie with Tony and Sue.
Me: He is such a sweet little boy.
Nell: Unlike David.
Me: Yes. I’m afraid Dave disgraced himself.
Nell: His behaviour was rude and unfriendly.
Me: I think it was the shock of Tony arriving with a puppy.
Nell: It was completely unacceptable. One welcomes guests into one’s home. One does not try and eat them.
Me: He wasn’t trying to eat him, Nell. He wanted to show him who is boss.
Nell: Either way I am considering sending David to BAD to replace Naughty Nigel.
Me: Please don’t.
Nell: Or he can wear a cap and join Walter and the Beaky Blinders.
Me: That sounds like a band.
Nell: Either way David is on probation. When Tony visits later I am expecting an apology.
Me: He’s awfully sorry today. He is normally a Good Big Boy.
Nell: Well, he’s a Bad Big Boy at the moment and is having plain toast and weak tea for breakfast. No boiled eggs and definitely no bacon.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: Do you have your outfit sorted for the photo shoot later?
Me: Kev thinks I should take several. I’ll probably wear the blue dress.
Nell: I’m booked in for a thorough grooming. My hair needs a good brushing. It’s that time of year.
Me: I hate having my photo taken.
Nell: I’ve got used to it. You are constantly taking photos. It’s become a part of my life.
Me: Yes. But I try and stay out of them.
Nell: Please don’t make the pained smile though.
Me: What pained smile?
Nell: Every time someone tries to take your photo you look like you’re sitting on a pin cushion. You’re doing it now.
Me: Yes. Sorry.