Me: All’s well in Dave’s world.
Me: Tony is here.
Nell: Those two really are the best of friends.
Me: It’s lovely to see.
Nell: Yes. David likes to talk things through with Tony.
Me: I wonder what they talk about?
Nell: Bacon and Beefies.
Me: Tony was attacked by one once, you know.
Nell: Nasty creatures. Have you seen them on the hill parading their bandages?
Nell: Riding on antelopes because apparently they can’t fly.
Me: Oh dear.
Nell: All I can say is Poppy must have been wielding an enormous frying pan to have injured that many.
Nell: Tony left a letter. Is it for me? Only I’m expecting one from Dorothy.
Me: No. It’s addressed to Poppy.
Nell: She’s out with Knitwear Wolf getting supplies.
Me: I wonder who it’s from.
Nell: You are going to have to wait. She’ll be back later.
Me: Are they going to stop at Starbarks for a quick cappuccino and a chinwag with John the Doberman?
Nell: A quick chinwag? What are you talking about?
Me: It means chat.
Nell: I know what it means but why say it? It conjures up images of a Dogue de Bordeaux.
Me: Isn’t that the dog in ‘Turner and Hooch’?
Nell: I have no idea what you are talking about, but neither Poppy nor Rupert have wiggly chins.
Me: I’m glad John has been able to reopen.
Nell: Yes. It’s been a tough few months for the hospitality industry.
Me: What a strange world we live in, Nell.
Nell: Please tell me those lycra clad chihuahuas are not coming over here?
Me: I’m afraid they’re carrying an exercise ball and waving at Gladys.
Nell: Well, tell them to leave their wellington boots outside the door.
Me: Yes. Sorry.