It was an interesting start to the week.
On Saturday, my car was completely dead, so this morning I telephoned a local garage to see if they were able to help. A lovely chap came and jump started the car to enable me to drive it to the garage. Thankfully, it turned out to be a defunct battery. The best part of £100 later, I had a car which worked. It could have been worse.
Tree surgeons were removing two laburnum trees in a garden at the other side of the alley at the back of the house. They were huge and during spring, had a massive growth spurt. They had become so big, that the branches were spreading over both my garden and that of my next door neighbour. The trees had become diseased and were, sadly, at the end of their lives. I heard a crack and went to have a look. A large branch had dropped into the garden and had been caught in the cat fencing breaking some of the brackets.
I went to collect the car and when I returned, two men were standing up the road discussing a baby seagull with a broken wing. They decided to usher it into their garage and call the RSPB. The seagull had other ideas and ran up the road, followed by one of the men with a slice of bread. He managed to get ahead of the gull and guided it back towards where the other chap and I were standing. Luckily, the bird trotted into their garage and they were able to contain it.
I am hoping that tomorrow is less eventful, and less expensive.