Me: Have you seen the kitchen?
Nell: Why? Is it in a mess?
Me: No. It’s full of birds.
Nell: Of course it is. I hope you didn’t disturb them.
Me: I just made myself a quick cup of tea and Malcolm buttered me some toast. Nobody seemed to mind.
Me: You’re going to laugh but I thought I saw an albatross in the large bird corner.
Nell: You can’t exactly miss him.
Me: Oh, so it really was one?
Nell: Yes, now did they seem busy?
Me: Very. It was awfully noisy.
Nell: Excellent. We need them to get everything sorted before the other animals arrive.
Me: What’s going on, Nell? Are they planning a picnic?
Nell: A picnic? Are you not aware that Benjamin and Horst are stranded on Drake’s Island at the mercy of an evil band of Beefies?
Me: Yes, I know but Poppy says you should always take a picnic because You Never Know.
Me: So what’s going on?
Nell: Henry managed to contact Horst and help is needed.
Me: How did Henry do that?
Nell: On the Insectnet. They have quite a good signal apparently.
Me: That’s a relief.
Nell: Unfortunately Benjamin’s wire got a little bit crumpled but Henry has managed to fix it with some sticky tape.
Me: Where on earth did he get that from?
Nell: His rucksack I expect. That’s not the point.
Nell: Owl Pacino and Tawny Tim are coordinating the Air Rescue team.
Nell: And Knitwear Wolf is leading the Sea side of the operation.
Me: I thought he was more of a land animal.
Nell: He is a wolf and he has a paddle board.
Me: Fair enough.
Nell: Wolves are excellent swimmers. Everyone knows that.
Me: Yes. Sorry.