Me: My pocketful of happiness is seeing Tony and Dave together.
Nell: Those two are such good friends.
Me: Dave couldn’t wait to tell him about the Eurovision party this evening.
Nell: And being Mayor of Kingsbridge, of course.
Me: He isn’t Mayor of Kingsbridge. He just has a new silver chain.
Nell: Tony agrees that David makes an excellent mayor. He couldn’t think of anyone better.
Me: You’re ignoring me again.
Nell: In fact Tony says there should be more mayors like David.
Me: I give up. Has Poppy left for Liverpool yet?
Nell: She’s just checking Malcolm and Manuel have everything ready for the party before she leaves.
Me: I hope she flies safely.
Nell: Poppy’s an experienced helicopter pilot. She knows what she’s doing.
Me: But it’s Saturday, Nell, so it’s going to be busy.
Nell: She’s not driving on the motorway.
Me: No, but there might be lots of helicopters heading towards Liverpool today. Eurovision is a big deal.
Nell: Eurovision isn’t a big deal in lots of countries. In fact some people might not even know what you’re talking about.
Me: You’re right. Our friends in North America are probably extremely perplexed.
Nell: Well, tell them what it is then.
Me: The Eurovision Song Contest is organised by the European Broadcasting Union and featuring participants chosen by EBU member broadcasters representing their countries from across Europe and beyond.
Me: Australia is taking part too.
Nell: True. It’s televised internationally and is taking place in Liverpool because Ukraine won it last year and they can’t host for obvious reasons.
Me: We came second, which was pretty amazing because we’ve been coming last, or almost last, for years.
Nell: Enough explaining. Poppy’s about to take off and we need to wave goodbye.
Me: Yes. Sorry.