Since my darling has been unable to do anything I have discovered there isn't much I can't do if I put my mind to it and check out the internet to see how. I've fitted a wash basin back on the wall, mended broken furniture, mended a toilet systern, decorated, got rid of live mice, dead rats, and wasps etc etc. But this morning I had to call for help. I came out of the bathroom wearing just a dressing gown and there was a horrendous noise coming from the bedroom which is now a dining room. There is no door on this room as it was removed to put an arm chair in it and it hasn't yet been replaced. As I peeped round the doorway I was dive bombed by something big and black. I screamed! It didn't get past me and when I'd composed myself a little bit, saw it was a magpie, now crashing against the closed window, missing the open one. It then flew towards me again and I ran and closed all the other doors upstairs and shut myself in my bedroom. I'd left my mobile phone in the bathroom. I have a landline by my bed but in my panic could only remember one phone number of someone who lived nearby. My friend's husband answered and said he would come round. I quickly got dressed. It had gone very quiet so I crept past the doorway, peeping in before running downstairs and opening the front door wide. The magpie was sitting on the back of a dining chair but was very still. D arrived and I could tell by his demeanour that he wasn't looking forward to this and thought he may be terrified as well. He walked slowly upstairs with me behind him and when he got to the door, stopped. He didn't say anything, just looked. I asked him what he thought we should do to catch it and he said, "Where is it?". It had gone. We crept into the room looking under the table, behind the curtains etc. No, it had definitely gone, D and probably me, looked very relieved and he said, no problem, call him anytime. When he left and I said thankyou, he said, " No problem, I'll go and finish my breakfast now before my art group in 10 minutes".
An interesting start to the day and I spent some time clearing up all the messages it had left me. I don't think the Uke group would want to sit on magpie poo.