Me: Do you have a moment?
Nell: It depends. If Zsa Zsa The Paw wants me to look at another sequinned cardigan then I’m not available.
Me: She isn’t here yet.
Nell: Why Rupert can’t just zoom with her I do not know.
Me: Knitwear Wolf prefers face to face meetings. He’s not one of those techie wolves.
Nell: Why do they need my input anyway? The Cat will be there and Gladys.
Me: Yes, but they’re both a bit sparkly. I think Knitwear Wolf wants your sensible opinion.
Nell: I suppose I am more classic in my tastes. Do you know Valerie suggested I drink nettle tea? Nettle tea? Unbelievable.
Me: It’s ever so good for you, Nell and it doesn’t sting.
Nell: Earl Grey is fine with me thank you very much. What’s the matter with you? Monday blues?
Me: I’m having a crisis of confidence.
Nell: Good grief. Go and join the queue outside David’s consulting room then.
Me: I didn’t know Dave had a consulting room.
Nell: It’s Kev’s garage. He’s lending it to David as a temporary solution.
Me: I’d rather talk to you, Nell.
Nell: Well, what is it?
Me: I’ve got two interviews next month with BBC Radio Devon and Cambridge 105 about the book. What if I run out of words?
Nell: That’s never going to happen. You did that interview with the nice American lady.
Me: Yes. Donna Seebo. She loved the book.
Nell: Of course she did. I thought you were posting a link to the interview on our page.
Me: Yes. I just need to work out how to do it.
Nell: Give Sidney a call. He’ll know.
Me: Sidney the spider? Does he know about interviews?
Nell: No. He’s a web designer. Do keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.