Monday, February 18, 2008

(12) The Night Watch

Bonnington and Boddington are doing the night watch. They are happy with that. It is their best time of day. Their eyesight is perfectly adapted for seeing things in the dark. Their sense of smell gives them an early warning of anything untoward.

Bonnington and Boddington are very brave badgers. They are afraid of nothing… but tonight is not like any other night.

‘If we see the litter louts, should we say anything?’ says Bonnington

‘No! Bowsie asked us to watch what they do and find out who they are’ said Boddington.

‘Find out who they are? They are the Tall People like Emma and Jane only very naughty.’ said Bonnington.

‘That’s right.’ said Boddington.

‘I’m confused now,’ said Bonnington, ‘let’s have a nice cup of tea!’
‘We are two miles away from the sett. How can we have a cup of tea?’

‘Emma lent me a special bottle for keeping tea hot, called a “Thermos”, look.’ and with that Bonnington poured two cups of strong tea.

‘Two sugars, please!’ said Boddington.

‘Hmmmmm! Hmmmm!’ said Bonnington and Boddington together.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bowsie's Forest of Dean Adventure (part eleven)

Bowsie and his friends have decided to set up a 24 hour watch for litter louts. They are all very excited.

They trotted down to the Cannop Ponds and walked along the path towards the stone works.

(this is a view of Cannop Pond from The Stone works)

They were shocked by the amount of rubbish that had been left along the bank. There were lots of beer cans, plastic bottle, cigarette packets and even supermarket bags full of rubbish tied to trees!

‘Oh! This is terrible!’ said Bowsie, ‘I didn’t realize it was this bad.’

‘Please be careful. It would be so easy to cut your feet.’

‘It’s not a very pleasant place to bring children.’

‘Or Grannies!’ said Emma and Jane.

‘This is the place to watch.’ said Bowsie.

‘We’ll have to have a rota. Who wants to do the night watch?’

‘We’ll do the night watch.’ said Bonnington and Boddington together, ‘we’ll be awake anyway.’

‘Me too.’ said Bluebell.

‘We’ll do some of the day watch.’ said Emma and Jane together.

‘I’ll fill in the gaps with some Forest friends.’ said Bowsie.

‘Let’s get together on Saturday to discuss our findings.’

‘Anyone for a cuppa!’ said Bonnington.

‘I thought you’d never ask!’ said Boddington.

So they all went back to Bonnington and Boddington’s sett for a nice cup of tea. They were all very excited about the adventure and little bit frightened too.