Nell: You were very noisy yesterday evening.
Me: We were having a good time.
Nell: I noticed. Why did you have to choose a Chinese takeaway? Dogs don’t eat Chinese food.
Me: It wasn’t about you, for once. My sister Charlotte came over to see Shel and it was about catching up with good friends.
Nell: I was actually very happy to hear you all laugh again. It’s been a while.
Me: It has.
Nell: Is Charlotte staying for Sunday roast?
Me: No, she has to get home.
Nell: But she’ll be here for Sunday Songs?
Me: I expect so.
Nell: She won’t want to miss it.
Nell: The Whippets Institute Acrobatic Team are performing.
Me: I never knew they had an acrobatic team.
Nell: Whippets are very agile. It’s not all homemade cakes and big bands, you know.
Me: Obviously not.
Nell: Poppy trained half of them. She was an honorary whippet.
Me: Yes. I think I knew that.
Nell: They’re going to be responsible for most of the stunts in the upcoming Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark blockbuster movie.
Me: Goodness me.
Nell: And as Shel is visiting they thought they would put on a performance.
Me: Is that why the minibus arrived so early?
Nell: Yes. The llamas are playing the baddies so they wanted a quick run through.
Me: I don’t really see the llamas as baddies. They’re far too cheerful.
Nell: They’re extremely good at falling over.
Me: But does that make you bad, or just clumsy?
Nell: Potato, potahto.
Me: You always say that when you don’t have an answer.
Nell: Do you want honey, or jam on your bread roll?
Me: You’re ignoring me.
Nell: Make a decision, please. I don’t have all day.
Me: Honey. Sorry.