Me: Was that Dave I heard singing with the Welsh corgi choir this morning?
Nell: Yes. David has a lovely rich baritone voice.
Me: Tony says he should get as much experience singing in public as he can.
Nell: Is ‘Food, Glorious Food’ really the right choice for Sunday songs, though?
Me: There’s nothing like a good musical and everyone’s hungry on a Sunday.
Nell: Yes. Poppy is cooking roast beef for Sunday lunch with Yorkshire puddings.
Me: Mutley’s favourite.
Nell: I know. The recipe is in the book.
Me: I do hope the book will finally be delivered here in the UK. Everyone is being so patient and supportive.
Nell: They are. We are nearly at 50 reviews on Amazon US.
Me: People are so kind.
Nell: We’re all in this together you know. Like family.
Me: Yes, we
are. I wish Benjamin wasn’t a Beefy.
Nell: We all do. I was talking to Rupert and he has an interesting theory about Benjamin’s allergies.
Me: What is it?
Nell: Well, you know how much better he was getting?
Me: Yes, he wasn’t sneezing much at all.
Nell: Then he suddenly went downhill when he started working as a travelling salesbird.
Me: Do you think he’s allergic to Gull No 5?
Nell: In a way. Rupert thinks he’s allergic to Beefies.
Me: But he is one.
Nell: I know.
Me: Well, he’s got to stop being one then.
Nell: I’m not sure he can.
Me: Gosh. This is the ‘Sound of Music’ all over again, isn’t it?
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Benjamin is like Maria. He shouldn’t be a nun.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: In the film the kind Mother Superior lets Maria go but Stephen Seagull isn’t kind.
Nell: And Benjamin isn’t a nun.
Me: No. Sorry.