There I was laying flat on my back while a full scale
eight years old's birthday party raged downstairs.
It was much akin to Armageddon (out of here) meets
Gunners supporters on speed.
And as the house gently shook I turned my head slightly
to the left and my heart skipped a beat because
from my bedroom window I caught my first glimpse
this year of some swallows who had made their