On Friday night just as I was dropping off to sleep I heard such a banging and crashing coming from the kitchen. Knew the cats, even if they'd jumped on the worktops or something, wouldn't make quite so much noise and didn't think any self respecting burglar would either! My husband is deaf without his hearing aids so it was obviously up to me so I went downstairs and realised something was trying to get in through the cat flap - we have one with a panel which slots into place on the inside to prevent the cats going out at night - and I feared whatever it was might break through that as it is only plastic. I went into the conservatory from where I could see the backdoor and turned a light on and lo and behold it was a badger doing his/her utmost to get in! Eventually it lumbered off when I shone the light on it and on Saturday morning we found the outside part of the cat flap was demolished!! Dear little souls eh?!! Cats meanwhile were sitting blinking in thier chosen sleeping places and wondering what was going on.
So yesterday we had to purchase and fit a new cat flap and last night I barricaded the outside of the back door with the little folding table we have outside for taking our cups of tea and coffee - don't want him/her creating a habit of visiting do we? Fingers crossed Mr or Mrs Brock will find some other entertainment in future.
Pictures from Google
What did those of you who watched the Channel 4 programme about the 50's house think of it? I don't know where they got their information from but although many of those things might have been available I doubt if many people had kitchens like that. I know my childhood at Grandfather's was not typical but I did visit friends whose homes were fairly normal and I don't remember their mothers having such modern kitchens at all. Did you notice that the adverts were all American too?!