Me: Cuddles with Tony is the highlight of Dave’s day.
Nell: The power of Affection should not be underestimated. I, myself, look forward to my evening Cuddles with Kev enormously.
Me: I know you do. If I’m not out of my armchair and up to bed by 10pm you start growling at me.
Nell: The armchair is mine from 10pm. Kev and I need some quality time together.
Me: What if I want to watch something on television?
Nell: Don’t be silly. You get tired at around 9pm nowadays. Be honest.
Me: I’m getting old.
Nell: We all are.
Me: Talking of Affection, it’s my wedding anniversary tomorrow so if I want to stay up late with Kev I will.
Nell: Fine, but we both know you won’t.
Me: Let’s see, and if I do, no growling.
Nell: My lips are sealed.
Me: It’ll be 13 years since we got married. So much has happened in that time. You came into my life, for one.
Nell: It’s strange to think of you without me.
Me: It is.
Nell: How on earth did you manage?
Me: I don’t know.
Nell: Well, I’m going to make sure tomorrow is a Perfectly Romantic Day. 13 years is lace so we shall all wear lace collars.
Me: Please don’t.
Nell: Fine, but you should.
Me: I’m not wearing a lace collar, Nell.
Nell: It’s very on trend. You see lace everywhere nowadays.
Me: Not on me.
Nell: Maybe a lace tablecloth will suffice.
Me: I’m not wearing one of those either.
Nell: Very funny. You could always wave a lace handkerchief, I suppose.
Me: Can’t we forget the lace?
Nell: Just leave it to me. I’ll make sure it’s a memorable day.
Me: That’s what I’m worried about.
Nell: Trust me.
Me: Yes. Sorry.