Nell: Poppy is looking sly and confident.
Me: What do you mean?
Nell: She is walking around in a feathered hat and high boots.
Nell: Carrying her sword.
Me: I wonder why.
Nell: Do you really?
Me: What’s that supposed to mean?
Nell: On being questioned, she said ‘Ask Sara.’
Me: Oh dear.
Me: I didn’t know she was there.
Me: On my pillow. She made herself look small.
Nell: She is small.
Me: She must have heard everything.
Nell: She seems pretty pleased with herself.
Me: Well, you know that final surprise?
Nell: You mean the one we weren’t telling anyone about yet?
Me: Yes. That one. I might have gone and told BBC Radio Devon.
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: They asked me to update them so I told them about the Christmas Special and Pippa invited me to do a pre-recorded interview about it for her morning show.
Nell: So that’s what you were doing upstairs secretly on Wednesday? Chatting to the BBC?
Me: Yes. Pippa loves the book, by the way, and the Christmas Special. She is a big fan of ours.
Nell: That’s lovely.
Me: She even played an excerpt from it.
Nell: Most kind.
Me: But now the secret is out.
Nell: Except none of us heard it, apart from Poppy and all of Devon, of course.
Me: I didn’t know it was going out yesterday morning until it was too late. Pippa texted me but I don’t always get texts.
Nell: It’s a Devon thing.
Me: Kev is going to download my interview and put it online so everyone can hear it.
Nell: You’re going to have to mention it in tomorrow’s conversation, too. Poppy will burst if you don’t.
Me: Yes, I will. Sorry.