Tonight Aragorn really had to rack his brains to come up with a suitable reply:
Yes, the volcano has finally given birth to a dinosaur. Sadly, she hasn't sent me a picture, but I hope that the Jurassic one has been a welcome addition to the household.
Young E was very impressed that elves can snore. I hope she won't be up too late tonight checking this out.
Time to hang up my pointy ears for the night.
[For those of you uttering "Que?" in the matter of Manuel from Fawlty Towers, we have sent our Godchildren a pair of elves who are attending Elf School at the House with the Big Climbing Frame. So far the elves have had plenty of lessons, conducted a reasonable amount of mischief, and eaten copious amounts of chocolate. Not a bad life, eh?]