Me: I didn’t know we were wearing hats to breakfast.
Nell: It’s Halloween. Hats must be worn at all times. Breakfast was ages ago.
Me: But I can see bacon sandwiches.
Nell: They are for elevenses.
Me: I don’t think Dave can wait until eleven.
Nell: He’s going to have to. It keeps him focused.
Me: My poor Big Brave Beautiful Boy and he is looking so handsome in his feathered hat.
Nell: Never mind that, we have more serious issues to deal with.
Nell: John suggested bagels should be included on tonight’s Halloween menu.
Me: Well, they could be.
Nell: You can’t put a sausage in a bagel.
Me: No. I suppose not but maybe some people don’t want a sausage. Maybe they would just like cream cheese or, smoked salmon, or both.
Nell: Have you been talking to The Cat?
Me: No. It’s far too early for The Cat. It’s never seen until after ten and then only with a black coffee and never to talk to until at least half past twelve.
Nell: True. Anyway, Poppy’s not having it and we are on her side.
Me: Probably wise as she is wearing her horns.
Nell: Yes. It’s always a sign that she means business.
Me: If we need something American, then how about Boo-Berry pie?
Nell: Very funny.
Me: We could probably get some from the Ghost-ery store.
Nell: Do stop.
Me: And we mustn’t forget the I-Scream.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: I hope there will be party games.
Nell: Yes, Gladys is in charge of entertainment.
Me: My favourite game is Hide and Shriek.
Nell: That’s it. Go and get your hat.
Me: Ok, but I need to shower first. Can I borrow your Sham-Boo?
Me: Yes. Sorry.