Me: You look extremely thoughtful.
Nell: Sunday is my day for reflection.
Me: Yes, I know you like your quiet time.
Nell: Can you let me know when the Sunday papers arrive, please?
Me: Yes, I just wanted a quick word.
Nell: I am hoping The Growl on Sunday give Knitwear Wolf a good review.
Me: I don’t like to disturb you but if you have a spare moment in between all your reflecting Poppy needs you in the kitchen.
Nell: Good grief. Can’t it wait?
Me: Well, Caroline is here and there appear to be a few discrepancies in our milk bill that need explaining.
Me: Extra cream for The Guest Barn for instance.
Nell: What Guest Barn?
Me: The one for our larger guests.
Nell: You mean Jim’s Barn where Alejandro, Monty and Olive are staying?
Me: Yes. I think Dave visits them now and again.
Nell: Clotted cream or double cream?
Nell: And David is a regular visitor?
Me: Well, Dave is on the borderline to being a large animal to be fair.
Nell: That is not the point.
Me: He only visits now and again. Usually in the morning.
Nell: We all know that David is partial to cream on his morning cereal.
Me: I don’t think you should jump to conclusions, Nell. Anyway, Dave has been having bacon sandwiches for breakfast.
Nell: David is always open to second breakfasts.
Me: True, but we still don’t know.
Nell: No. I will talk to Poppy and Caroline first.
Me: It’s best to keep an open mind, Nell. My Big Brave Beautiful Boy might be innocent.
Nell: It’s possible. Wait. Did David just walk past with a bowl of Weetabix?
Nell: Was there cream on his mouth?
Me: I’m afraid so. Sorry.