Once there were two people whose names were Laura and Danda. This story is about something that happened to them when they went away from London to Richmond Park during the afternoon because of the fabulous tea that was served daily at Pembroke Lodge.
They parked up and went for a little walk around the lodge, trying to be clever by entering from a little door that not many people knew about. It brought them to a room near the customer toilets. It was quite dusty and there was lots of furniture covered with cloths. They realised they had come in the wrong side door and, looking back towards it, saw a ‘Keep Out’ sign.
Worried, they made for the door but heard the sound of kitchen staff carrying plates, approaching the door. They panicked and looked around. There was another exit on the other side of the room.
“Quick!” said Laura.
“Just a minute,” said Danda, who was drawing a massive picture of a willy in the dust on a cupboard door. “Ok, where should we hide? In this big wardrobe?”
“No, just come through this door, Danda.”
They hurried over, opened the door… And were greeted by the sight of hundreds of panettones. Hundreds. As far as the eye could see. All flavours. Chocolate. Amaretti. Traditional.
Unwilling to share this hoard, they closed the door behind them and looked at each other in wonder.
“If only there were a cup of tea to be had,” Danda wondered aloud.
There was a jingling of bells and a tall woman approached, skipping. She had a bracelet of bells around her wrist.
“Hello strangers. And welcome to the land of Banarnia Bread. Here you shall have all the panettones you desire. But you shall never be able to eat them!” And she cackled with evil laughter and sped off.
Someone’s got to stop her, thought Laura and Danda.
Tune in tomorrow to see if Laura and Danda can beat the baddie and have their cup of tea and panettone.