Nell: David is overwhelming Tony again.
Me: He just needs cuddles.
Nell: He’s been crying on Tony’s shoulder.
Me: About Kev?
Nell: Mainly about bacon, to be honest.
Me: Poppy says there will be bacon sandwiches for him later.
Nell: Anyway, I want to talk to you about Tuesday.
Me: Alice and the children are arriving. I can’t wait.
Nell: Yes, and you are staying in London that night.
Me: I know.
Nell: And you will worry about Kev.
Nell: Well, there is no need as I have everything under control.
Me: You do?
Nell: Yes. As you know, I was matron at a top hospital so I have the medical training. Poppy will be preparing light, nutritional meals and David knows not to complain.
Me: Good luck with that.
Nell: Harriet has chosen Kev’s favourite book and will read to him.
Me: Which one?
Nell: ‘The Wind in the Willows’ of course. David adores Toad.
Me: I love him too.
Nell: You would. The Welsh corgi choir are on hand with a selection of songs. Now, do we need the Whippets Institute?
Me: I think not.
Nell: Gladys will perform a soothing contemporary dance.
Me: Kev’s actually supposed to be relaxing.
Nell: Don’t worry it’s all going to be in the best possible taste and very low key.
Nell: I told Gladys we don’t need the drums or the trampoline.
Me: That’s a relief.
Nell: Knitwear Wolf is bringing a beautifully soft knitted cardigan in blue. Kev’s colour.
Me: How kind.
Nell: He is hoping Kev won’t mind the sequins.
Me: What sequins?
Nell: Unfortunately The Cat got involved before Rupert could stop it so now it says ‘Kev’ on the back.
Me: You’ve thought of everything.
Nell: Of course. It’s Kev.
Me: Yes. Sorry.