Lydia squashed her nose against the window at Susie the
childminder’s house as she watched the rain fall. The raindrops
formed muddy puddles in the front garden. How long, she
wondered, would it take to turn the pools of water into one
gigantic lake? A lake big enough to sail across…?
At Brownies, Lydia had learnt all about being prepared for
emergencies. Brown Owl taught the girls how to make a ‘grab
bag,’ full of essential items, to ‘grab’ in case of an emergency.
Lydia’s bag contained her twin brother Kit’s torch, a first aid kit,
a few snacks and some warm clothes. Lydia imagined Susie’s
house floating away on her imaginary lake and hoped that Susie
had a ‘grab bag’ - just in case.