Me: Don’t you all look smart?
Nell: I thought Harriet’s hat was a little attention seeking until I saw what Gladys was wearing.
Me: Not everyone can wear a bowl of fruit on their heads.
Nell: Half eaten fruit. The large animals snacked on it during the journey.
Me: How was the first afternoon tea?
Nell: A little worrying at first. David was sitting next to The Queen as a guest of honour but he overdid it as usual.
Me: He didn’t climb on to her lap, did he?
Nell: Not quite, but they were very close and he ate her scone by mistake. He said it was nerves.
Me: It can happen.
Nell: I rather think she thought David was a horse, as she kept stroking his nose and feeding him sandwiches.
Me: I bet he loved that.
Nell: He did. Talking of horses, she and Mutley had a very interesting conversation about horse racing.
Me: Mutley can’t hear.
Nell: No, but he is excellent at nodding and saying ‘Exactly.’ And Joyce helped.
Me: What did The Queen think of Myfanwy and Knitwear Wolf?
Nell: She found them an unusual couple. She complimented Rupert on his kilt.
Me: What about Little Frankie?
Nell: He sat on her knee with Henry and Horst. Lady Anwen was not amused.
Me: Does she object to woodlice?
Nell: I can’t think why. They were discreetly placed on Frankie’s hat and behaved impeccably.
Me: The Welsh corgi choir sang beautifully at the second tea.
Nell: We probably didn’t need the dancing, especially from the larger animals, but I think it was a great success overall. I was proud of everyone.
Me: Even me?
Nell: Especially you, even if you did hold on to her hand for a little bit too long.
Me: Yes. Sorry.