It was a strange and not entirely pleasant coincidence that, having bashed a small hole in the bathroom ceiling (roof with a view) we woke early to the sound of something scratching above us.
Perhaps, (we thought optimistically) it was a bird outside on the tiled roof but as dawn broke, we realised it was much more likely to be a rodent of some sort pitter pattering above us. It sounded quite large…
Later, I thought I would wash the dog in the bathroom only to hear a strange hissing noise (I sincerely hope it was the toilet) but am now too scared to go into the bathroom in case something jumps on me from above.
Apparently the gates will not be our last project for the year.