Me: Welcome to 2020. Nell and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Nell: Yes. Now could someone please remove all those large animals from the living room?
Me: Do you mean Dave? He’s just having a lie in after yesterday.
Nell: No. I mean the other three. One does not expect to be sharing the sofa with a moose, a reindeer and an alpaca.
Me: We couldn’t send them out to the barn after all that dancing. Their hooves were tired.
Nell: I seem to remember there was an awful lot of dancing last night.
Me: Yes. I thought the Robin Woof dance was inspired by the way. Did you see Henry and Horst?
Nell: Of course I did. Sitting on the top of Olive’s antlers in feathered caps and fairy lights. I was glad they didn’t fall off.
Me: Dave was keeping an eye. You know how protective he is of Henry.
Nell: Talking of protective, Knitwear Wolf looked after Myfanwy beautifully didn’t he?
Me: I know. Bringing her tender morsels to eat and wrapping her shawl around her.
Nell: Tender morsels? Good grief Jane Austen this is 2020.
Me: I’m ever so excited about this year. Did you see all the lovely messages?
Nell: Yes. People are most kind.
Me: I said to Kev if I had my way I’d get a Winnebago and travel the world with you all meeting everyone.
Nell: Even a Winnebago couldn’t accommodate our menagerie.
Me: True. We have to stop collecting animals.
Nell: That’s never going to happen. You might as well let that goose in.
Me: What goose?
Nell: One of the Canadians. It lost its friends during the fly over so I said it could stay until we find them.
Me: Of course. Sorry.