|Duvet cover lying on the ground|
Still on a noise theme... lately we get woken up at our holiday home in the early morning by the sound of elephants thundering around on our (tin/flat) roof. Last week-end I dashed outside and peered up, just in time to see two fat pigeons departing, presumably having consummated their spring revels. Speaking of thunder, we had a garden shed/Wendy house erected two weeks ago in the back garden. Last week-end our famous South-Easter was blowing full force and every now and again I was startled to hear a sound just like in the old movies when the sound effects guy would wave a sheet of metal up and down to simulate the effect of thunder. I was about to criticise our new shed's roof as being loose when hubby mentioned that he had also heard the noise and had traced it to a loose sheet of metal he had left on the ground which had propped itself up at one end on a stray brick. He fixed it. Finally, I gave some thought as to how to hang up my washing in this strong wind. The duvet cover, being large, I decided would be safest if I hung it up exactly in the middle, both sides hanging equally, so that the wind would be unlikely to cartwheel it over the line and onto the other washing. How wrong can you be. In the morning, when the wind had abated, the only item trailing on the ground was the duvet cover.