Me: I think Dave might actually be in a very bad mood.
Nell: He is.
Me: But he’s never in a bad mood. He has a sunny disposition.
Nell: Not today.
Me: Do you know what’s made him so grumpy?
Nell: I might do.
Me: Have I done something to upset him?
Nell: Have you?
Me: Not as far as I know.
Nell: Well then.
Me: Has Sunday Songs been rained off?
Nell: The Welsh Corgi Choir aren’t afraid of a little rain.
Me: Are we having salad instead of a Sunday roast?
Nell: Don’t be ridiculous. Sunday roasts are non negotiable.
Me: Well, what is it? Something must have upset him.
Nell: Sally has been sighted on Burgh Island.
Me: Sally, head of MI5 and the love of Dave’s life?
Me: Golden Retriever Sally?
Nell: Yes, and David didn’t even know she was in the area.
Me: She’ll have a very good reason.
Nell: Of course she will.
Me: It won’t just have been a holiday.
Nell: I hope not.
Me: A little break away from everyone and everything.
Me: Like a retreat.
Nell: Sally is not on a retreat.
Me: She might be.
Nell: She was seen having dinner with a lion.
Me: With a lion?
Nell: I just said that.
Me: Who saw her?
Nell: The Beefies. Stephen Seagull happened to mention it in his ‘thank you for a lovely afternoon tea’ text to David.
Me: Except it didn’t just happen. That nasty piece of work knew it would upset my darling Big Brave Beautiful Boy.
Nell: But what was Sally doing on the island?
Me: Having dinner with a lion. You just told me.
Nell: Why keep it a secret? Especially from David?
Me: I’ve no idea. Sorry.