callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

  • Mood:


I just had an unwelcome shock when I walked into the sitting room and immediately heard a loud rustling sound. Luckily, instead of panicking I surmised, correctly, that something had come down the chimney. But what? Never since I’ve lived here have I filled a whole dustpan with debris. Some of it was just pieces of cob, which I have to sweep up every week, especially after heavy rain. The rest was what I can only call matter, as I have no idea what it was. Something very long dead? Part of an old nest? I’ve no idea. After cleaning it up I went outside and it wasn’t even raining or snowing (yet). It was too dark to see if there was anything wrong with the chimney so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow for a better look. I just pray there’s no more fun tonight.
Tags: building

  • Georgette Heyer and the battle of Waterloo

    I can just imagine some people sneering at the very idea of reading a book by a romantic novelist as a painless way of learning about Waterloo.…

  • The Napoleon Diaries 15

    Nearly done! So, Napoleon: hero or villain? I’d been told by a friend (disapprovingly) that Andrew Roberts concludes that he was a hero. Not quite,…

  • The Napoleon Diaries 14

    Astonishingly, the day after Waterloo, Napoleon writes to his brother Joseph that all is not lost and begins working out how many troops he could…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.