Labrador Lent

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?

Me: Yes.

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?

Nell: Lentils.

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.

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