Nell: Whose idea was it to put Poppy in my handbag?
Me: It was supposed to be Gladys.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: I’m guessing Poppy didn’t stay in there.
Nell: Not even for a moment. She jumped out immediately the handbag landed.
Me: Was she hurt?
Nell: No. She started waving her sword around and issuing threats. She was wearing boots.
Me: What did Lionel do?
Nell: He wasn’t very pleased. We’re both tied up on deck.
Me: What about the hat?
Nell: I’m wearing it. Fortunately Henry was attached securely or he would have been lost at sea.
Me: Did you see the iBone charger?
Nell: Yes, while Lionel was distracted.
Me: And the scones?
Nell: Who sends scones?
Me: Poppy insisted. In fact that’s probably how she got into the handbag.
Nell: Well, Lionel has eaten them all.
Me: How rude.
Nell: Actually he’s asked Poppy to make some more. There’s a kitchen down below.
Me: Will she?
Nell: She said she’ll think about it. Now, did I see Princess with the sea lions?
Me: You might have done.
Nell: And the kite surfer looked remarkably like David.
Me: He loves surfing.
Nell: I sincerely hope the tiger who swam past us with an opossum on his head was Beauregard.
Me: As soon as PC Panda let him go he fetched Oliver from the hotel and jumped into the sea.
Nell: It’s good to know you’re all out there.
Me: I’m still at home, Nell. Sally wouldn’t let me join the Land, Sea and Sky Rescue teams.
Nell: Thank goodness for that. All I need now is you parachuting in wearing your all encasing hat.
Me: You would be pleased to see me though, wouldn’t you?
Nell: I’ve got quite enough to deal with. Thank you.