Me: When Sally’s car pulled into the drive I thought Dave was going to explode with joy.
Nell: You squealed.
Me: I know I did. I was trying ever so hard not to, but it just happened. Where are they now?
Nell: They’ve gone for a walk. Some alone time.
Me: It has all been very busy since she arrived.
Nell: David wanted to introduce her to everyone.
Me: He is so proud of her. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: He’s lucky she could visit.
Me: How did she manage that?
Nell: Official business. Don’t ask me what about.
Me: Spy stuff I expect. I wonder if Harriet knows.
Nell: Of course she does.
Me: Talking of spying, did I see a couple of envelopes addressed to you?
Nell: You might have done.
Me: You have secret admirers.
Nell: Just silly nonsense.
Me: Have you looked at them?
Nell: Of course not. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
Me: I noticed Romeo delivering red roses to Susan. Does Malcolm mind?
Nell: No, but Terry does. He has given Romeo a stern warning.
Me: I think Terry should keep out of it.
Nell: Susan is his sister. He is naturally protective.
Me: Any sign of Squawk?
Nell: You are not going to believe this.
Nell: Susan has asked Poppy if we can invite Squawk to our Valentine’s luncheon tomorrow.
Nell: She says she needs to get to know him. He might be a bad Beefy but he is still her half brother, just like Terry.
Me: Good for Susan. She is such a kind seagull.
Nell: And Sally supported her.
Me: Did she now?
Nell: Yes. Terry is most unhappy about it.
Me: Isn’t he invited?
Nell: Of course he is. That’s not the point.
Me: No. Sorry.