Me: Well, you certainly impressed me on the beach.
Me: Going in swimming and then running up the sand bank.
Nell: I enjoy the occasional swim.
Me: Yes, I know but it was a bit grey and chilly looking.
Nell: The sea is often warmer on a grey day. You shouldn’t judge on appearances.
Me: Talking of appearances, the Whippets Institute just arrived with the Welsh corgi choir.
Nell: They’re rehearsing for the Halloween special.
Me: What are they singing?
Nell: ‘Everybody’ by the Barkstreet Boys.
Me: I think I know that one. Very Halloweeny.
Nell: All our couples will be dancing and everybody will be in costume. Even the Whippets Institute Big Band.
Me: What about you judges?
Nell: We will be in costume too, although Lionel King might as well come as himself. He’s nasty enough.
Me: True. Have the Daily Growl published your article?
Nell: It should be coming out today.
Me: They sent a Jack Russell reporter like you said but I was surprised to see him accompanied by a Siamese cat.
Nell: I don’t know why. You must have heard of Thai Basil.
Me: Of course I have.
Nell: Well then.
Me: What have herbs got to do with it?
Nell: Nothing at all.
Me: Why mention Thai basil?
Nell: Because that’s his name.
Me: Whose name?
Nell: The photographer’s. Thai Basil is one of the most sought after photographers in the country. I am sure he will have done an excellent job.
Me: Oh, I didn’t know.
Nell: You said you did.
Me: I was thinking about green curry.
Nell: Why on earth are you thinking about curry at a time like this? You are worse than David.
Me: He doesn’t like curry.
Nell: You know what I mean.
Me: Yes. Sorry.