Me: Oh dear. Look at that face. My Big Brave Beautiful Boy is not happy.
Nell: I’m afraid David is a little out of sorts.
Me: No bacon for breakfast?
Nell: Monday is cereal day.
Me: He hates cereal days. Couldn’t he have a dippy egg?
Nell: No. Fortunately there’s some roast beef left over from yesterday, so he will be having beef sandwiches for lunch.
Me: He’s missing Tony dreadfully.
Nell: He is not getting a dippy egg, so stop it.
Me: I wish Dave’s invitation from the Palace would arrive.
Nell: Yes. Knitwear Wolf is taking Myfanwy as his plus one.
Me: What are they going to wear?
Nell: They will both be wearing knitted outfits from the winter range. The Cat suggested a long flowing coat and a top hat.
Me: Won’t a long coat be too much for Myfanwy ?
Nell: Not for her. For Rupert. She will be in a twinset and pearls.
Me: But she isn’t that kind of corgi. She’s more bohemian.
Nell: Not at the Palace. Standards must be maintained.
Me: By the way, do you know what these tiny pieces of paper are doing on the kitchen table?
Nell: Those are from Timothy’s art class. Henry and Horst got Highly Commended.
Me: I didn’t know they painted.
Nell: They are extremely creative.
Me: They would need to be. How do they hold a paintbrush?
Nell: They don’t. It’s body art. They roll in the paint and then on to the paper.
Nell: Timothy says they have huge potential.
Me: Thank goodness the large beasts didn’t join in. The mere idea of them rolling in paint.
Nell: Quite. They are doing a pottery class in the barn.
Me: Are you serious?
Nell: Do I look like I’m joking?
Me: No. Sorry.