This is a story about my uncle and aunt. And guess what? They’re both called Pat!
Last year, Mum and Dad agreed I’d stay with Uncle-and-Auntie Pat during the summer holidays.
Uncle-and-Auntie Pat live at Wishing Well Farm, way out of town. It isn’t an easy place to find. Dad must have driven straight past without realising.
Before long, we were completely lost, and had to ask the way.
We followed the man’s long list of directions. We drove through one village…
…and then another…
…over two bridges…
…past a huge out-of-town superstore…
…and down a twisty lane.
Finally we spotted a half-hidden broken sign.
We drove up a muddy track, and found Uncle-and-Auntie Pat feeding the animals.
"You managed to find us, then," said Uncle Pat.
"Only just!" muttered Dad.
Everyone greeted each other, and then just as quickly, Mum and Dad were saying their goodbyes.
I stood and waved as their car disappeared down the dirt track.
Wishing Well — колодец "Загадай желание"
Dad must have driven straight past without realising. — Должно быть, отец проехал мимо, не заметив.
huge — огромный
superstore — универмаг
twisty — извилистый
lane — узкая дорога
spot — разглядеть
half-hidden — наполовину скрытый
sign — знак, вывеска
muddy — грязный
track — проселочная дорога
mutter — ворчать
greet — приветствовать, здороваться
disappear — исчезать