Robin’s out in the garden looking for Erik. He comes across the twins garden shed, seeing they have left out one of their wheelbarrows , he pulls the door open to put it away. He is surprised to find Erik inside. ” What are you doing? ” asks Robin ” Checking this place out!” replies Erik ” I don’t know why it needs to be a shed for Violet and Sapphire!” he complains ” What about us! This would make a great den!” “Yes it would ” agrees Robin ” but the twins would have nowhere to keep their tools! ” “They could keep them with Mum and Dad’s things! ” argues Erik ” Then we could use this for a den!” “I cannot see that happening!” says Robin ” Dad made this especially for the twins.Anyway you can give me a ride in that wheelbarrow !” They’d been playing with the wheelbarrow for a while when they hear the sound of someone coming! Percy and Valentine come into view. “What are you doing with that wheelbarrow ?” calls out Percy ” Erik’s been pushing me round the garden” Robin shouts back as the others get nearer. “Why are you wearing that hat ? ” asks Erik ” Because it looks stylish!” Valentine states ” It does? ” questions Erik ” Yes!” says Valentine firmly “Ok if you say so” replies Erik thinking he’d not wear a hat like that! Robin who is now out of the wheelbarrow says ” It also stops him from getting burnt skin and sun stroke!” ” It does? .. I mean yes it does!” agrees Valentine ” and it’s stylish!” ” I’m still not wearing that!” states Erik “Come on!” says Percy getting impatient ” Lets play with the wheelbarrow, I’ll get in and one of you can push me!” Percy gets himself comfortable in the wheelbarrow. “Well! which one of you is going to push me!” Valentine says ” Sorry I twisted by foot on a stone and can barely walk! I cannot rush up and down the garden pushing that!” Robin says ” Sorry I fell over earlier and grazed my knee, that’s why Erik was doing the pushing!” ” Great!” says Erik in disbelief ” It looks like it’s me again!” Erik grabs the wheelbarrow handles and sets off down the path running, Robin and Valentine can hear Percy laughing and urging Erik to go faster! They are gone for a while, it’s a far way down all those paths to the greenhouse and back! But then Erik returns drops the handles and throws his hands up saying” That’s it no more!” Valentine’s a little disappointed , he was hoping to go next! But he can see Erik’s all red in the face and puffing!. Percy offers to take Erik round in the wheelbarrow but Erik’s fed up with playing with it, so says no thanks ! Erik’s tired and hot and fed up! ” It’s not fair that the girl’s have a shed! I think Dad should make us boys something” ” Like what ?” asks Valentine ” A Castle? ” suggests Percy ” I could help him!” he smiles liking the idea. ” A Cave?” puts in Robin ” or a caravan?” he warms to his theme ” then we could get a horse to pull us round the lanes and go to the seaside and sleep in it and..” “No ” says Erik ” None of them! What we need is a Viking Long ship!” he finishes with a firm nod of his head. “Why would we want a Viking Long Ship? ” says Valentine bewildered ” I get seasick in the bath!” ” I’d rather have a castle or a caravan ” states Robin “Me too!” agrees Percy ” Me three!” says Valentine “Well I’m going to ask dad first so he’ll make my Long ship ” states Erik turning to walk away Suddenly Robin runs past him shouting ” Dad ! Dad ! can you build me a Caravan!”followed by Percy who grabs the back of Robin’s hood to pull him back while shouting ” Dad! we want a castle! Not some old Caravan ” ” Hoy ! Let go !” shouts Robin twisting ,Erik starts running to catch up ” A long ship Papa ! A Long ship!” Valentine, walking slowly at the back due to his poor foot , wonders if Dad would make him a studio so he can keep fabric and plans of his idea’s for furniture and clothes!
He’ll not bother shouting like the other’s, because he knows Dad just went down the garden centre to get some plant or other, no he’ll have a look at that plant book Dad was studying and maybe get Mum to order a few tulip bulbs that Dad would like!…….