Me: Well, that was a surprise.
Nell: What was?
Me: You and Harriet running to the gate to greet Tony before Dave.
Nell: David needs to stay alert if he’s going to keep up with us girls.
Me: Dave got his cuddles later.
Nell: He did.
Me: He even offered Tony his Neon Green Chew.
Nell: David’s not really offering it, you know. He would never let it go. Harriet tried to take it earlier but he wasn’t having any of it.
Me: Harriet is surprisingly strong, isn’t she? Almost like Poppy.
Nell: No one is like Poppy. She has amazing strength.
Me: And force of will.
Nell: Exactly. She’s the only one who has actually managed to take the Neon Green Chew away from David.
Nell: Oh yes. David tried to keep hold of it but then she mumbled under her breath ‘I would let that go, Sunny Jim, if I were you.’
Me: She called Dave ‘Sunny Jim’?
Nell: She did.
Me: Do we know why?
Nell: She does that when she’s in a piratey mood.
Me: And did he?
Nell: Did he what?
Me: Let the Neon Green Chew go?
Nell: Of course he did. When Poppy says ‘Sunny Jim’ you give in at once. Resistance is futile.
Me: I’ll remember that.
Nell: I would.
Me: What’s your opinion on fluffy pillows?
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Kev and I got new pillows and now I have a stiff neck.
Nell: They need a bit of Squashing In. I’ll do it for you later.
Me: That’s ok, Nell. I’ll do it myself.
Nell: I’d leave it to me, Sunny Jim, if I were you.
Me: Did you just say ‘Sunny Jim’?
Nell: I didn’t say it was only used by Poppy.
Me: No. Sorry.