Hide and Seek with Naughty Nigel and Boo

Nell: Would you like to explain yourself?

Me: What have I done now?

Nell: The children were just telling me about a wonderful game of Hide and Seek they played with Naughty Nigel and Boo.

Me: Oh, yes.

Nell: And how a ball was accidentally thrown over the garden gate.

Me: We got it back. Don’t worry.

Nell: And how several cars were thrown in the bushes and were only found after an extensive search .

Me: They were toy cars.

Nell: They were Jonathan’s prize possessions.

Me: He threw them in there to hide them from Faye.

Nell: And who told him to do that?

Me: It might have been Nigel.

Nell: Of course it was Nigel. You don’t get called Naughty by accident, you know. Where were you while all this was going on?

Me: I was there.

Nell: You were busy eating homemade pizza and drinking bubbly with your sister Charlotte and Alice.

Me: How do you know that?

Nell: I know everything.

Me: You certainly seem to.

Nell: I even have photographic evidence.

Me: Did you send a drone over?

Nell: Don’t be silly. I have no need for drones.

Me: Well, who took the photos then?

Nell: Didn’t you notice Our Penguin?

Me: I saw him walking past with his camera but I thought he was visiting a friend.

Nell: And what did you think Princess was doing in the estuary?

Me: I presumed she was there with Our Penguin. They usually travel together.

Nell: And you didn’t wonder why they decided to do that at the exact same time as you?

Me: Not really.

Nell: Talking of visits, why wasn’t I included?

Me: There was no room in the car, Nell.

Nell: Fine. Just don’t let Nigel organise the games next time.

Me: No. Sorry.

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