Me: I think Poppy got a little too involved in the removal of the bees yesterday.
Nell: She was only offering advice.
Me: I don’t think the farmer’s wife wanted her advice.
Nell: Poppy is very knowledgeable you know.
Me: About bees?
Nell: Well, not exactly but she knew the area needed to be cleared so the beekeepers could get to them.
Me: Poppy stood in a plant pot and shouted.
Nell: I don’t think you are in any position to criticise the smaller members of our family for showing initiative.
Me: Maybe not.
Nell: You are a small person with big ideas.
Me: It’s a Welsh thing. We’re small but mighty.
Nell: Yes, and so is Poppy.
Me: The beekeepers were really careful , weren’t they?
Nell: They were.
Me: I think they were surprised when we all clapped.
Nell: They were shocked. They hadn’t realised we were watching from inside.
Me: I suppose it’s not every day you look up to see several dogs, a flamboyant cat, a flamingo, and two seagulls, one wearing a tank top.
Nell: Benjamin has a weak chest.
Me: Not to mention a turkey, an alpaca, a moose, a reindeer, a Canada goose, a penguin, a seal and two woodlice.
Nell: I don’t think they noticed Henry and Horst.
Me: You don’t know. Beekeepers have keen eyes.
Nell: Actually I think it was Rupert waving at them that surprised them most. I heard them say ‘Is that a wolf?’
Me: Was it his cardigan? Only you don’t expect to see a wolf wearing one.
Nell: No. I think it was his kind smile.
Me: He does have large teeth. It’s the Red Riding Hood thing. It’s given wolves a bad reputation.
Nell: Rupert has an excellent reputation.
Me: Yes, of course he does. Sorry.