Yesterday the whole of the left side of the house shook with a large noise. Needless to say it was an earthquake. In all the 24 years I have been coming here I have never heard that. The other excitement was that a huge grass snake, about five foot long, was discovered in the gutter of the swimming pool, and then killed. Thank goodness it did not rear its head up when I was swimming or I would have had the most awful shock. I still own a plot of buildable land which is next door to Thomas and Dominic’s house, and I would really like to sell it now. It’s disadvantage is a large telegraph pole, or electricity pylon next to where you would build the house. Now I have discovered that James has the key to the entrance gate we must go and have a look as to where the pole could be moved to. He has been squirrelling it away for years. ??