Nell: We’re going to have to do something about David.
Nell: There we were, deep in discussion with Shel after a lovely lunch of roast beef with all the trimmings.
Me: Poppy would have approved.
Nell: She did. She said it wasn’t quite up to her standards but it was a jolly good effort.
Me: That’s a compliment.
Nell: Now stop interrupting, where was I?
Me: Talking about our post lunch chat with Shel.
Nell: Yes, there we were when David climbs onto his lap.
Me: I know. It was adorable.
Nell: I mean, who does that?
Me: Dave does. Darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: You can’t climb on top of someone in the middle of a meeting.
Me: It wasn’t a meeting. It was a gentle chat.
Nell: It’s unacceptable.
Me: Shel needed cuddles and Dave was there to offer them.
Nell: It looked the other way around to me.
Me: Did you see Shel’s face? He loved it.
Nell: Well, I think David was far too forward.
Me: I think he was just right.
Nell: I told him to get off.
Me: I know you did.
Nell: And he completely ignored me.
Me: He probably didn’t hear you. He was so caught up in the moment.
Nell: Nonsense. He knew exactly what he was doing.
Me: Shel wants us to keep the fundraising for the animation going until December.
Me: Just to see if there are any more people willing to donate.
Nell: And then?
Me: We shall see what we shall see.
Nell: Quite. I’m confident we are going to find a way to do this you know.
Me: I really hope so.
Nell: I’m not sure David’s behaviour helped.
Me: That’s where you’re wrong. It was exactly what was needed. Sorry.