Oh Gail, that looks like an interesting parcel. Is it for me?
Well yes Bertie, in fact it is. All the way from Finn and Charley in New York. Did you know that you won a prize for your Park Day post on 26 April.
A prize? How tremendously exciting! For the poem I wrote about Duthie Park, I presume? At last my literary talents have been recognised and rewarded...
Er Bertie, not so fast. I hate to break it to you pal, but I think you won the prize because your name was pulled out of the hat first, rather than on literary merit.
Oh. Are you quite sure?
(Bertie looks momentarily crestfallen, but soon bounces back).
Whatever. Let's open it up. Hurry hurry!
Oh my gosh that is just brilliant. My very own shark!
And such a pretty card for Gail.
And oh and those chewy things look just great too. A pig and an alligator, if I am not mistaken?
What do you mean Gail, you are going to save them for our next train journey? I am not at all interested in your notion that success in life is strongly linked to an ability to delay gratification. I am a dog, remember. You might at least open up that roll thingy.
Thank you SO much to both Finn and Gizmo, not only for the wonderful and generous prize gifts, but for organising such a hugely enjoyable and successful Park Day.
I expect most of my friends already know about Park Day 2.0. It all looks so much fun. I do hope I get to take part, despite Gail's constant refrain that she's "too busy just now"...