Me: You’re such a Daddy’s girl.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Look at your face. Sheer happiness.
Nell: Kev and I are simply enjoying our special time together.
Me: Yes, I know you are and I love to see it.
Nell: Sometimes you just need to get away from the crowds.
Me: I know what you mean. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Nell: There’s a little too much hustle and bustle at home at the moment.
Me: Well, there definitely seems to be more mackerel flying around.
Nell: You know perfectly well that mackerel can’t fly. Only salmon do that and only occasionally.
Me: Never mind. By the way, do you know why the llamas are wearing helmets?
Nell: You can’t ride a motorbike without a helmet. Do keep up.
Me: I didn’t know they had motorbikes.
Nell: They need them for deliveries. Knitwear Wolf can’t manage it all on his own. There’s been a sudden demand for cardigans
Me: Really? In summer?
Nell: The temperature has dropped and there is nothing like a light cardigan on a summer’s evening. It’s so wonderfully versatile.
Me: It is.
Nell: The Cat is thinking of putting on a fashion show. It’s hoping Sue can help.
Me: Tony’s wife Sue?
Nell: Yes. Sue is an amazing knitter. She can turn her hand to anything crafty. Unlike you.
Me: That’s a bit harsh.
Nell: But true. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. The important thing is to recognise what they are.
Me: Talking of weaknesses, Benjamin’s cough seems to be worse.
Nell: Yes. It’s his allergies and being a travelling salesbird of course.
Me: A travelling salesbird?
Nell: Yes. The Beefies have got him selling Gull No 5. Nest to nest. He’s exhausted.
Me: I didn’t know. Sorry.