My mum’s decided we all need to GET HEALTHY. Groan! I told her I was healthy enough already but she didn’t listen even when I ran up and down the stairs twenty times to show her how fit I am. On Sunday she decided we would all go for a brisk walk in the country – and that Ben must come too. This was a double disaster – it meant we couldn’t play with the gargoylz AND our stupid sisters Jessica and Arabella had to come along. They moaned even more loudly than us! Then Mum said if we were lucky we might catch sight of some interesting animals. The girls cheered up and decided to look for bunny-wunnies! We told them that there wouldn’t be bunny-wunnies in the forest as they’d all been eaten by the fierce monsters that live there. They didn’t take any notice but started telling us we were babies who still believed in fairy tales.
Well, we were plodding along this really boring track in a forest when we suddenly noticed a tree blocking our path. “That’s strange,” said Mum. “I’m sure that wasn’t there just now.”
Of course it wasn’t. We knew exactly who it was – our gargoyle friend Abel, who can make himself into a tree!
We couldn’t get past the Abel tree but we thought it would be great to climb up into his branches. But guess what! Mum wouldn’t let us. She said we’d probably get stuck as it was such a tall tree. Then Jessica saw that some of the tree’s branches were bending over so much that they made a ‘sweet little house’. The girls rushed off to go inside. We thought that was going to be really bad for Abel – he’d be deafened by their giggling! While we waited we mooched about in the undergrowth trying to find sticks for a sword fight but Mum said that was too dangerous. She made us do exercises on the spot instead. All of a sudden Zack popped into view and told us not to worry. The gargoylz had a Plan.
The next second Jessica and Arabella came rushing out of their sweet little house screaming there were monsters in there – and a skeleton! They wouldn’t stop running so Mum had to chase them down the path.
As soon as they were out of sight we heard gargoyle chortling. Toby, Zack and Rufus were hiding in the house and Rufus had turned into a really cool skeleton. We all had a climb on Abel’s branches and got right to the top. Mum was ages finding the girls and said she was never going to go walking with any of us again. RESULT!
Next Thursday is World Book Day. Troy Brawn is coming to our school. He wrote the Spy-boy books and he’s our favourite author. We’re going to get signed copies of our favourite ones. YAY!
The gargoylz are going to visit schools in Kent and Essex. They’ve promised to behave. We shall see…