Me: For an older lady you can see really well when a biscuit comes flying at you.
Nell: Less of the old, please.
Me: Just saying there’s not a lot wrong with your long distance eyesight.
Nell: Talking of eyesight, have you seen my reading glasses?
Me: There’ll be in your handbag.
Nell: Have you seen my handbag?
Me: Your memory’s not always the best, is it?
Nell: My memory’s fine. David loves to take my handbag and hide Gladys in it so that’s probably what’s happened.
Me: I’m glad to see him getting playful again. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: Herr Hoffmann taking over the kitchen has made a huge difference. David is much happier as a sous chef.
Nell: Remember he is also the Mayor of Kingsbridge.
Me: And Indiana Bones. How is filming going?
Nell: Better now we’re all back on the beach.
Me: I still think that lion has something to do with Herr Hoffmann’s fishing trip.
Nell: Lionel wasn’t even there.
Me: I bet he rubbed out Herr Hoffman’s message.
Nell: The sea did that.
Me: Herr Hoffmann doesn’t like him.
Nell: Why do you think that?
Me: He was making Apfelstrudel and he said ‘Paws off ze pastry.’
Nell: He says that to David all the time.
Me: Yes, but he does it with a smile. What was that lion doing in the kitchen in the first place?
Nell: Collecting elevenses for the cast and crew.
Me: Stealing for himself, more like it.
Nell: Nonsense. Did David just walk past carrying my handbag?
Nell: Was Gladys inside it wearing a tiara?
Me: It was definitely some kind of sparkly crown.
Nell: I’ll have to pretend to be annoyed.
Me: They’ll love that.
Nell: I know.
Me: Of course. Sorry.