Me: Have you got a moment?
Nell: Certainly not. We’re watching the Rugby World Cup Final and it’s not looking good for England.
Me: I know that’s why I wondered if you would like a cup of tea.
Nell: A cup of tea? The way this is going I’m going to need a large G and T.
Me: Not at this time of the morning, Nell. I’ll get you some Earl Grey.
Nell: David’s eaten two bacon sandwiches already. I suppose I could manage a scone if pushed.
Me: I’ll ask Poppy. She’s in the kitchen listening to it on the radio with Malcolm. She finds it easier to be doing something so she’ll probably be happy to make you a fresh batch
Nell: Those Spring Boys are certainly putting us through our paces.
Me: Springboks. Did you know they are actually gazelles? If you startle them they have a habit of leaping into the air.
Nell: There is nothing remotely gazelle like about those boys, I can assure you.
Me: They can be very fast when they want to.
Nell: Can’t we all? Have you ever seen a startled corgi?
Me: I can’t say I have.
Nell: Well, trust me those little legs can really move. Myfanwy once outran a whippet.
Me: That’s very hard to believe.
Nell: There was only one crumpet left and she wanted it.
Me: Makes sense.
Nell: Well, that’s it. It’s over.
Me: At least we lost to the Rainbow Nation.
Nell: Yes, one must give credit where it’s due. South Africa thoroughly deserved to win.
Me: And we can be proud of our boys for getting to the final.
Nell: We can.
Me: Do you still want that scone, or have you lost your appetite?
Nell: I’m a Labrador.
Me: Of course. Sorry.