Me: Look at you and Kev on the beach together yesterday.
Me: The love between you two is very special.
Nell: It was good for us to have some alone time before I go away.
Me: I enjoyed my swim. You didn’t come in very far.
Nell: I don’t like waves and I wanted to stay near Kev.
Me: I know. What time are you all leaving for the Agatha Christie hotel?
Nell: David and Sally left first thing this morning. The Cat has an important client coming at lunchtime for a fitting so we’ve booked the minibus for 3pm.
Me: Minibus? Are the Whippets Institute joining you?
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous.
Me: How many of you are actually going?
Nell: Harriet and Poppy. Alejandro and Gladys sans llamas and The Cat.
Me: Who is sans?
Nell: It means ‘without‘ in French. Do keep up.
Me: That’s a relief. I hope Knitwear Wolf is going.
Nell: No. Rupert is driving us there but he won’t be staying.
Nell: He’s needed at home and he’ll only be a short phone call away.
Me: Why is The Cat going?
Nell: It’s a cat. You don’t think I would be letting Beauregard join us if he wasn’t a tiger, do you?
Me: Don’t I? It’s usually something you complain about.
Nell: We are investigating roaring? The Cat and Beauregard have inside knowledge.
Me: I’ve never heard The Cat roar once.
Nell: Never mind.
Me: I hope you’ve included Oliver.
Nell: Of course. He and Beauregard are inseparable and Henry will be accompanying them on his collar.
Me: Oliver is wearing a collar?
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. Beauregard is. Opossums don’t wear collars.
Me: Neither do tigers.
Nell: Well, it’s more of a medallion to be honest.
Me: Right. Sorry.