Me: You know I’ve been trying to get flattering photos of you all for the calendar?
Nell: Yes. August seems a little early to be doing that.
Me: It’s amazing how long it can take, Nell, and some people like to buy early.
Nell: Not in August, they don’t.
Me: Anyway, I’m not sure Poppy’s photo has the right feeling about it.
Me: It’s mildly threatening.
Nell: Poppy is mildly threatening a lot of the time. Did you annoy her?
Me: I don’t think so. I asked her to pose.
Me: It was after breakfast. I wouldn’t have disturbed her before then.
Nell: Poppy likes to unwind after breakfast before the morning deliveries. She probably hadn’t even had her Americano, or bagel.
Me: Poppy eats bagels?
Nell: Yes. From Babycakes Gillespie’s cart. She likes the casual informality of it. You’re not going to use the one of Harriet, I hope.
Me: No. It’s a bit too close and not terribly flattering.
Nell: She looks worried.
Me: That might be because I sneaked up on her.
Nell: Why did you do that in these times of stolen jewellery?
Me: She wasn’t wearing any.
Nell: That’s not the point.
Me: I wanted an informal photo.
Nell: Why don’t you talk to Our Penguin? He knows exactly how to do this kind of thing.
Me: That’s a really good idea.
Nell: And you must have thousands of photos of us all you could use.
Me: I do. It’s rather daunting actually. I don’t know where to begin.
Nell: You can always ask people for their opinion. Which are their favourite ones. They can message you, or comment on here.
Me: That’s a wonderful idea, Nell.
Nell: Yes, I do have them now and again you know.
Me: Yes, sorry.