Me: I caught Dave again at Cheeky Animal.
Nell: David isn’t supposed to be playing. He has work to do.
Me: My poor Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He’s meant to be spreading the word about the release of the audio book.
Me: Just tell the cows. Everyone will know then.
Nell: The cows are inside. It’s far too cold for outside gossiping.
Me: Maybe Poppy could ask her Beefy Fan Club. You know they think she was in ‘Game of Thrones’, don’t you?
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. That was Jon Snow not Evil Mrs Poppy Snow.
Me: I think it’s because she waves a sword.
Nell: Can we concentrate on the matter at hand, please?
Me: Is the book out on Audible yet?
Nell: No. Just Google Play and Apple Books.
Me: It’s awfully exciting, Nell.
Nell: Yes, and just what we all need to take our minds off this difficult time.
Me: At least the sun is shining today. I don’t mind the cold, if there is sun.
Nell: Tell that to the llamas. They are out there in dressing gowns. Ridiculous creatures.
Me: Babycakes Gillespie has started serving mulled wine as well as coffee with his bagels.
Nell: No wonder that llama fell over just now. I thought it was just showing off.
Me: I love a good mulled wine.
Nell: Don’t you start. Now, New Year’s Eve this year is going to be rather low key.
Me: Probably wise.
Nell: Poppy is thinking of a barbecue.
Me: Isn’t it a bit cold for that?
Nell: Knitted hats and scarves will be provided.
Me: I can wear my all encasing hat.
Me: And nobody will know it is me.
Nell: Everybody knows it is you. Leave the spying to Sally and Harriet.
Me: Yes. Sorry.