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Hard to swallow
I so wish I could talk to the birds. Wish I could talk to the swallows that come and nest in the beams that criss-cross a garage to the side of our house. The swallows, have been coming here for years but, and this is why I’d love to be able to converse with them, our house has changed considerably over the years. First and foremost – there’s a lot more footfall now, thanks to an extension to our family, as in four children, and also, and this is a major problem, we’ve installed one of these automatic lights that comes on when someone walks by at night, not least one of those four aforementioned children. Or cats on the prowl. Or dogs. Or myself meandering in after a night in the local.

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