An email from an elf. I love reading and writing emails to children. I never thought I would look forward to reading an email from an elf!
We got to London. Jing’s I’d forgotten how big it is. The city looks beautiful. There are Christmas lights everywhere.
When I brought Birly here in the summer she had wanted to see Buckingham Palace.
So we flew past Big Ben and over Tower Bridge we headed towards Buckingham Palace. It was very early in the morning and was very quiet. But I know that there are soldiers and everything keeping guard. So we had to be careful.
I asked Birly to drop us off and hover above us in the clouds. Glaikit and I went looking for the key.
We looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. Then Glaikit, he’s awfy daft, whispered.
‘I see something Scunner’
The next thing I knew he was holding up a bright red rubber ball.
‘Does that look like a key?’ I asked him and he smiled and giggled.
‘Naw, but listen.’ He shook the ball and it made a jingling sound.
Before I could tell him to be quiet this wee dog came running towards us. It looked a wee bit like a fat fox from the front.
‘Put the ball down Glaikit.’ But it was too late. The wee dog had heard the noise and was heading right for us. It was one of the Royal Corgis.
I took the ball from him and threw it as far away as I could. It was no use. The corgi was still chasing us.
Birly must have seen what had happened because she came swooping down from the sky. Glaikit and I ran towards the sleigh but the Corgi managed to get hold of the bottom of my troosers.
Tumshie started galloping and then climbing and as we took off my troosers were ripped away.
The last thing I saw was the wee Corgi shaking and playing with them.
Thankfully I had packed three extra pairs. So, I’ll be fine. We’re going to Paris next.
PS Can you ask the children of ideas where we can look in Paris? Ask if any of them have been there?
I am still worried because I know how big London is. I do hope that he finds the key. I don’t know what will be in my next email from an elf.
P.S. Have you ever been to London or Paris? Where would you look? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!