The Great Pretender

“I can’t BELIEVE IT, the LAST person I want to see is the FIRST person I’m looking at!” Obby  looked towards the shore to see Gugu standing there.“Maybe she hasn’t seen me,” he said to Elphick. “I can see you Obby” Gugu shouted from the shore. “I’m not blind.” “Hi Gugu,” he shouted back, pretending […]

Mr Big Bird

  “I think I must think about thinking about going home,” Obby said. “I think you should think about thinking of staying longer,”Bobby said to Obby. “What do you think?” Bobby asked Rudy. “I was thinking if Obby had thought about how he was going to get back to Hermanus.” “No I haven’t thought about […]

Letter to Cyril- That’s Me

  To Cyril, That’s ME in the picture! It’s a long story but I give you the short one… I went to Buckingham Palace and asked for a job, and the man in charge asked me what I could do. “Lots” I said. “I’m a good shot,” and showed him my catapult. I wanted to […]

Letter to Obby

Dear Obby, It was such a BIG  surprise when I got your letter all the way from Southampton,  England and the one from London, England too. It’s SOOOOOO boring without you. And the only excitement I’ve had is when Granny and Alfie went missing. Poor Mama and Papa were so worried because Alfie is only […]

Big Ben and The Bears

“Excuse me lady,” Obby stopped a young lady in a big brown coat and matching hat. She bent down to hear what he wanted, the train station was very noisy. “Have you seen Bobby and Rudy Bear?” he asked her. “Have you lost them?” “No,I’m trying to find them.” “Where’s the last place you saw […]

Letter from England

  To Cyril, I’m writing a letter to tell you where I am and to tell you I am fine.  I hope you are fine too. I’m in Southampton and arrived on a HUGE ship and not on Elphick’s tail. Let me just say I MIGHT have annoyed him by telling him  he should try […]


Obby knew the time was right. There wasn’t a sign or anything like that- he just knew. It was like a natural instinct. From where he stood he could see the whole of Walker Bay in its bluest colour and he thought of the magic and mysteries of the ocean and all that lived in […]