Sunglasses and Sea Tractors

Me: It was a bit stormy down on the beach, wasn’t it?

Nell: It’s December so to be expected.

Me: Did you notice the sea tractor crossing over to the hotel?

Nell: Yes, Kev pointed it out to me. He was surprised it was still running.

Me: It must be an exciting journey in this weather I should imagine, with all the waves crashing around you.

Nell: Talking of sea tractors, my friend Dorothy says a handsome lion in a suit and sunglasses was spotted on the sea tractor yesterday.

Me: Really? Who wears sunglasses in this weather?

Nell: That’s not the point. He was accompanied by a corgi wearing a flowered scarf and pearls.

Me: Real pearls, or the large fake ones?

Nell: It doesn’t matter.

Me: Yes, it does. You can’t stand the large fake ones.

Nell: It was a lion and a corgi.

Me: Yes, I know. You just told me.

Nell: It means Lionel King and Lady Anwen are still at the hotel.

Me: Oh, I see. Well, I don’t blame them. I expect the hotel is lovely at this time of year. I know the Cottage Hotel is.

Nell: We don’t want that pair of troublemakers anywhere near us.

Me: I thought they had promised to be good.

Nell: Fiddlesticks. Those two don’t know the meaning of good. Did you see who wrote that nasty article about Poppy and Gladys?

Me: The one in The Daily Growl?

Nell: Yes, I hope there aren’t any others.

Me: No, I didn’t. Was it a Beefy?

Nell: It was by LK and Lady A.

Me: Well, that’s a coincidence. They’ve got the same initials as Lionel and Lady Anwen.

Nell: I despair of you sometimes. I really do. It’s not a coincidence. It’s them.

Me: Oh dear. Sorry.

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