Me: Harriet is a bit of a ladette on the quiet isn’t she?
Nell: What are you talking about?
Me: She looks sweet and delicate but actually she’s feisty and daring. Always first in the sea and running off with the ball.
Nell: Have you been talking to Gladys?
Me: No. Why?
Nell: She has made some unusual and quite frankly reckless decisions on the casting of ‘Robin Woof and his Merry Dogs’.
Me: Has she?
Nell: Some of the Merry Dogs aren’t even dogs.
Me: That is a little reckless.
Nell: Nobody could mistake either Henry, or Horst for a dog if they tried.
Me: I think they will be brilliant. They are such team players.
Nell: She wants Harriet to play Will Scarlet.
Me: Robin Woof’s right hand man?
Nell: Exactly. And Knitwear Wolf is the bad Sheriff of Nottingham when everyone knows he is a good wolf.
Me: But that’s part of the fun, Nell. Playing against type. Who are the other baddies?
Nell: Unsurprisingly Poppy is Guy of Gisbourne.
Me: She loves a good sword fight.
Nell: Yes. But choosing Malcolm as bad King John.
Nell: You couldn’t find a politer flamingo.
Me: He will love it.
Nell: He is delighted. He’s with The Cat now trying on crowns.
Me: What about Little John?
Nell: Alejandro. He’s large enough I suppose.
Me: I thought it would be Dave.
Nell: No. David has been chosen to play Robin Woof.
Me: Oh my darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy. Finally playing the leading role.
Nell: Yes, and Sally is his Maid Marian.
Me: All his dreams have come true.
Nell: Just like mine did yesterday.
Me: Exactly. I feel quite emotional.
Nell: There’s no time for emotions. You and I are writing the script.
Me: Gosh. Sorry.