‘Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm’ goes the sound of the PHEV as we are driving to Hanmer Springs, then I see a duck, so I watch for a while until it starts flying, and I didn’t realise they could fly.

So I asked Dad “Can ducks fly?” mum replied saying, “Yes, ducks can fly, some of the ducks will even fly all the way from the North Island just to nest in the South Island”

“Oh, can unicorns and squirrels fly?” my sister asked.

“Unicorns, they are not even real,” yelled my brother and I in unison. 

Then silence reigned in the car.