Nell: If you are looking for Jonathan Sky he is busy saying his goodbyes to everyone.
Me: Dear boy.
Nell: Harriet is particularly sad.
Me: Yes, those two have always been close.
Nell: Fortunately Jonathan has forgiven Poppy for the Bolognese incident.
Me: Did she forget the Parmesan?
Nell: Not Spaghetti Bolognese. I’m talking about Bolognese Cat.
Me: Jonathan’s favourite stuffed animal? What happened?
Nell: You know Poppy isn’t fond of cats?
Me: Yes. None of you are, to be honest, except for The Cat who is basically family.
Nell: The Cat just happens to be a cat. Anyway, someone crept into Jonathan’s bed and stole Bolognese.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: And shook her quite hard.
Nell: In the way a terrier kills a rat.
Me: Not a Labrador then?
Nell: Certainly not. We have been known to carry things around that don’t always belong to us but we do it with a soft mouth.
Me: Yes, you do.
Nell: We do not shake the living daylights out of it.
Me: No, you don’t.
Nell: When Bolognese was found a little tired and shaken, questions were asked and a witness came forward placing Poppy at the scene of the crime.
Me: I bet it was Henry.
Nell: I never reveal my sources. When questioned Poppy confessed and said it was a moment of madness which she deeply regrets now.
Me: I’m glad Jonathan has forgiven her.
Nell: Yes. Now, I am unable to accompany you to the station because of luggage and car seats.
Nell: They don’t fly until tomorrow morning so just try and enjoy today and don’t think about tomorrow.
Me: I’ll try.
Nell: Kev and I will be waiting at the station for you and they will be back soon.
Me: Yes. Sorry.