Nell: So, we were down by the sea enjoying the view.
Me: Who’s we?
Nell: David and I.
Nell: When Harriet starts twirling right in front of us.
Nell: Yes. On her back with legs akimbo.
Me: I love it when she does that. It means she’s really happy.
Me: There’s nothing better than a happy dog. Stop being such a curmudgeon.
Nell: Try having a deep and meaningful conversation with someone twirling around in front of you.
Me: Was it about Sally staying in London?
Nell: David is well aware of Sally’s huge responsibilities as head of the Secret Service.
Me: It can’t have been easy.
Nell; The conversation was not about David. I was the one who needed to vent.
Nell: Yes. I was greatly disappointed by someone at the Jubilee Celebrations.
Me: Was it the llamas falling over?
Nell: No. Llamas are clumsy creatures but they mean well.
Me: Who then?
Nell: Paddington Bear.
Me: What did he do?
Nell: He was with The Queen drinking tea and comparing marmalade sandwiches.
Me: I know. Everyone does.
Nell: My point exactly. That bear has no concept of the word discretion.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: As you know, I myself often take tea with The Queen but you don’t see me flaunting it to the nation.
Me: Or even the world. The video went viral.
Nell: The Queen is a very private person.
Me: But in this case I think she rather enjoyed herself.
Nell: Are you implying she doesn’t enjoy herself with me?
Me: Of course not. She and Paddington were just having fun and they wanted to share it. Tea with you is her special secret.
Nell: Perhaps I was being a little over sensitive.
Me: You were. Sorry.