Can I smell Bacon?

Me: You’re a classic beauty, Nell.

Nell: Thank you.

Me: Somehow your greying chops make you even more beautiful.

Nell: Greying chops?

Me: The grey around your mouth.

Nell: Well, say that then. Have you noticed David has a slightly grey chin?

Me: No. Not my darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: According to your theory it should make him even more beautiful.

Me: But he’s just a puppy.

Nell: David is six years old.

Me: I keep forgetting.

Nell: Harriet has had a greying chin for quite a while.

Me: She’s always been the more mature one.

Nell: Which has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Me: It might do.

Nell: Mrs King says Roary is growing out of the tree house.

Me: Oh dear. I suppose it must be a bit cramped with two lions and a tiger.

Nell: Don’t forget the opossum.

Me: Is Oliver still living with them?

Nell: Of course. Lionel wants to take Roary on holiday during half term.

Me: I hope Mrs King refused to allow that.

Nell: He’s Roary’s father.

Me: He’s a villain and no good will come of it.

Nell: Fortunately, it’s not your decision to make.

Me: Beauregard won’t like it.

Nell: Beauregard does not have a say in this.

Me: He’s Roary’s stepfather.

Nell: Nevertheless.

Me: And he’s a fierce tiger.

Nell: Being fierce doesn’t mean you’re right.

Me: Poppy was fierce.

Nell: She still is.

Me: Poppy wouldn’t have allowed Lionel to take Roary on holiday.

Nell: This is between Mrs King and Lionel. Keep out of it.

Me: Can I smell bacon?

Nell: Of course you can smell bacon. It’s Saturday. We can’t start the weekend without a bacon sandwich.

Me: Right.

Nell: Standards must be maintained you know. Poppy would expect it.

Me: Yes. Sorry.

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