Nell: How’s Kev feeling?
Me: Still coughing but a little better than he was.
Me: What are Dave, Harriet and Poppy doing out there?
Nell: Lionel King is on his way so everyone is on high alert.
Me: Is he arriving by helicopter?
Nell: What on earth are you talking about? Lionel has fallen on hard times. He’s not going to fly in like an A-list celebrity.
Me: But they’re looking at the sky. Well, Harriet is. Dave seems to be looking in different directions. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: David is simply covering all areas.
Me: Are we expecting Lionel to jump out at us?
Nell: Of course not. He’s far too tired and low for that. Rupert is collecting him on his motorbike.
Me: Knitwear Wolf is so kind.
Nell: Yes, he is.
Me: He’s the actual epitome of Christmas. Loving and giving. Some might even say he is too kind for his own good.
Nell: Have you quite finished?
Me: Just saying. Anyway, if Lionel is arriving with Rupert why is everyone on high alert?
Nell: We’re expecting a Beefy attack. They have turned against Lionel in a big way
Me: How big?
Nell: Stephen Seagull has promised 3 mackerel and a Santa hat for any information on his whereabouts.
Me: Gosh. Won’t they notice him in the sidecar?
Nell: No. He will be disguised as Santa.
Me: Clever idea.
Nell: We thought so.
Me: I hope they don’t get stopped by children with last minute wishes.
Nell: If they do they do. Children must be listened to, especially at Christmas.
Me: I agree. Is Rupert dressed as a reindeer?
Nell: I beg your pardon?
Me: Santa doesn’t usually travel with wolves.
Nell: Santa isn’t usually a lion in disguise.
Me: You’re right. Sorry.