Me: A lovely run in the activity field was just what was needed.
Nell: Yes. It’s always a good opportunity for us all to stretch our legs.
Me: Dave was able to let his hair down.
Nell: David is not a Yorkshire Terrier.
Me: You know what I mean. He could really run around.
Nell: David saw an elephant cloud, by the way.
Me: Yes, I took a photo of it because the sky was so beautiful. Is that what you were discussing with Kev?
Me: What were you talking about?
Nell: None of your business.
Me: Was it about Christmas?
Nell: Why would you say that?
Me: It’s not long until Christmas now.
Nell: It’s still a few weeks away.
Me: It was about my present, wasn’t it?
Nell: I thought we weren’t doing presents this year.
Me: We aren’t, but I know Kev will probably still get me something.
Nell: Rupert is organising soft scarves for everyone in their favourite colours.
Me: Dear Knitwear Wolf. So handsome and kind.
Nell: Herr Hoffmann suggested we make gingerbread animals.
Me: That’s very German of him. I don’t think it’s safe for dogs though.
Nell: That’s what I told him. Maybe bacon biscuits would be a better idea.
Me: Bacon biscuits?
Nell: Why not?
Me: I’d rather have Lebkuchen. I used to love the heart shaped ones covered in chocolate when I lived in Germany.
Nell: Maybe Herr Hoffmann will make you some. You never know.
Me: I need to know what you and Kev were really talking about.
Nell: Never you mind.
Me: But I do mind.
Nell: Patience is a virtue, possession of it rarer. Often found in Labradors but never found in Sara.
Me: That’s a bit harsh.
Nell: Prove me wrong then.
Me: Yes. Sorry.