Me: Why were you three waiting downstairs?
Nell: Kev closed the stair gate. He wanted you to have a lie in.
Me: That was kind of him. I have been sleeping badly recently.
Nell: I wouldn’t have woken you.
Me: I know you wouldn’t but Dave has a habit of jumping on the bed and checking I’m ok by shoving his nose in my face.
Nell: He’s a paws on kind of puppy.
Me: See. You called him a puppy.
Nell: It’s your fault. Anyway, now you’re awake you should look at Amazon US. We are up to 26 reviews so only 9 to go.
Me: That’s amazing. We have the best followers.
Nell: I prefer to call them friends.
Me: And you are right as always.
Nell: Now, preparations for Poppy’s party are in full swing.
Me: That’s exciting.
Nell: Obviously due to social distancing rules the bouncy castle cannot be made available to everyone at once.
Nell: Suits of armour and tall hats will have to be removed on entrance.
Nell: The Cat has a large selection of costumes over at the Big House so choose one soon.
Me: I will.
Nell: David is going as Sir Launcelot.
Me: My Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: And Poppy has asked Knitwear Wolf to be King Arthur and me to be Queen Guinevere.
Nell: She says we’re best suited to the roles.
Me: You are.
Nell: She will be playing Young Arthur and will carry Excalibur.
Me: There has to be a baddy.
Nell: Harriet will be playing the evil enchantress Morgan le Fay.
Me: She will love that. Darling Mutley was always Merlin.
Nell: That is why Merlin will be in our memories.
Me: How lovely.
Nell: They all will.
Me: Yes. Sorry.