Me: Dave just gave me a really disapproving look.
Nell: What have you done now?
Me: Nothing. We were discussing sandwiches and I said Poppy could try serving tuna instead of smoked salmon.
Nell: To the Maine Coons?
Me: Yes. And that nothing beats a good tuna sandwich, or pizza come to that.
Nell: You mentioned pizza?
Nell: To David?
Me: Dave loves pizza.
Nell: David has given up pizza for Lent.
Me: But Lent is over.
Nell: Labrador Lent lasts for the whole of April.
Me: Well, that’s not fair.
Nell: I’ll tell you what’s not fair. Mentioning pizzas.
Me: I didn’t know. What did you give up?
Me: You don’t even like lentils. You just made that up. You’ve never eaten a lentil in your life.
Nell: We’ll never know now, will we?
Me: You said lentils because of Lent,
Nell: Of course I did. Labrador Lent.
Me: I give up.
Nell: Poppy wants afternoon tea to be traditional so tuna is definitely off the menu.
Me: You’ll be telling me Maine Coons don’t eat scones next.
Nell: I will not. David met them over a cream tea on Dartmoor if you remember.
Me: Oh yes. I presume there will be sequinned napkins knowing The Cat and we shall all have to dress up.
Nell: I’m not sure. The Cat seemed rather reticent when Poppy suggested adding a little sparkle.
Me: How odd.
Nell: Yes. We were thinking of edible glitter on the cake but The Cat wasn’t having it.
Me: I wonder why.
Nell: Sally has asked Rupert to find out more. He’s over at the Big House now.
Me: I could have gone with him. I’m awfully good at taking notes.
Nell: And then sharing them with everyone.
Me: Oh yes. Sorry.