Nell: I expect the lovely young couple were delighted to have Frank back.
Me: Yes. They were. Dave isn’t very happy, though. He loved Frankie so much.
Nell: He will be back to visit no doubt. Bristol isn’t too far away.
Me: Yes, that’s what I told him but after losing Charlie he is vulnerable.
Nell: The loss of Charlie has shaken us all.
Me: Of course it has. How are you?
Nell: Coping. I noticed the Beefies have managed to get themselves on to the local television news again.
Me: What have they done now?
Nell: Stealing. They are always badly behaved during holiday times and it was half term.
Me: So what happened?
Nell: One poor woman only managed a lick of her ice cream before a Beefy took it.
Me: How rude.
Nell: Apparently it wasn’t being rude, it was simply wanting to share. The reporter decided to try and examine the Beefy’s motives by setting it a test.
Me: What did he do?
Nell: He offered the Beefy the choice of a fresh untouched pasty, or one that someone had been eating.
Me: Which one did it choose?
Nell: The half eaten one of course.
Nell: Beefies like to steal from people. They want you to be upset and shocked.
Nell: The reporter kept saying Beefies are influenced by our food choices and just want to join in. Stuff and nonsense.
Me: It sounds unlikely. Beefies don’t care about anyone.
Nell: Quite. Personally, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the reporter wasn’t in their pay.
Me: Stranger things have happened.
Nell: It was a penguin, so it’s a distinct possibility.
Me: Are penguins easily bribed, then?
Nell: No, they are sea birds. Honestly, do try and keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.