Matty and Somerset Carnivals – stretching as she woke up, a glimpse in the mirror reminded her how matted up her coat was, even more than usual. The sun was setting and it was time for her and Hurryup to move on. There was a risk of being caught by Upples if they stayed too long and anyway Matty was getting hungry. Find out a bit more about Matty – (Here)
“There are no peanut butter sandwiches or bananas in the lodge!” Matty called to Hurryup who was sleepily making her way to the table. “We will have to go out and look for some worms, there should be some fat juicy ones nearby”.
A noise outside caught Matty’s attention – Upples were talking!
“Quick! Declared Matty, we need to leave before we are seen”!
Quietly leaving, the two friends hid in nearby bushes so they could hear the conversation. “What on Badger’s earth could all the fuss be about”? Matty whispered.
“I couldn’t help overhearing”, said a voice much to Hurryup’s alarm as she thought her and Matty were alone. “My name is Percy”. The pheasant said by way of introduction, “Peter’s my cousin. He asked me to look out for you when he knew you coming here”.
“They are discussing the carnival”, he continued. “I hear it’s really good fun, lots of lights, music and fantastic colourful floats in a procession, all to raise money for charity. It would be a shame to miss it as you are here anyway and the Upple children love it”.
“It will be difficult to stay clear of Upples as there are so many watching the floats. There are several quieter points along the way where you can get a good view, have a lovely time”.
And with that Percy disappeared into the bushes.