I suppose Friday the thirteenth was too much temptation......Blogger shut itself down and when it reappeared it had swallowed not only my last post...but also the last draft of it!
My apologies to people kind enough to comment...to whom I had not time to reply.
Oh...and just to round off the day we had an earthquake....6 on the Richter scale, epicentre four kilometres away.
Luckily it was 74 kilometres deep, so all we had were two shock waves which sent the chandelier circling, pictures sliding on their cords and the house buckling like ice cream in the sunshine for the thirty seconds it all lasted.
And as for animals having a sixth sense.....the dog slept through the lot!