Me: Look at those two.
Nell: Reunited after the Christmas break.
Me: They love each other.
Nell: Apparently Young Ollie stole some chocolate coins from the Christmas tree and was sick.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: I think David told Tony about the cream. They were definitely discussing Accidental Naughtiness.
Me: Accidental Naughtiness?
Nell: Yes. It can happen to anyone.
Me: But that’s not what happened to you yesterday is it?
Nell: What do you mean?
Me: When we went to the hotel for lunch with my sisters.
Nell: What are you talking about?
Me: And you went missing during lunch.
Nell: I did not go missing.
Me: You left your seat next to me and you left the dining room.
Nell: Yes, I did.
Me: We called you and searched for you.
Nell: You made an unnecessary fuss.
Me: I finally found you in the hotel lounge on the sofa in front of the fire.
Nell: I needed some quiet.
Me: The manager explained to you that dogs were not allowed on sofas.
Nell: A ridiculous notion.
Me: She asked you politely to get off and you refused.
Nell: There was plenty of room. Nobody else minded.
Me: You pretended you couldn’t hear her. I know what you’re like when you don’t want to do something. You have Selective Hearing.
Nell: The article on Knitwear Wolf in The Growl on Sunday was most complimentary, wasn’t it?
Me: You are doing it again.
Nell: It should definitely boost his sales.
Me: You can hear me perfectly well.
Nell: It mentioned Myfanwy too.
Me: I don’t think he was very happy about that.
Nell: No. He likes to keep his private life private.
Me: So you can hear me now then?
Nell: Of course. We are having a conversation.
Me: Yes. Sorry.