No picture this time, just a brief shuddering update. The 3inch diameter charmer I met on the stairs and evicted was, as I half suspected, merely a cousin. 4 inch diameter original, black, massive and malevolent, was in my office paper bin this morning.
I picked it up unsuspectingly intending to vacuum behind it, and there 'it' was. Huge horrible hairy and just waiting for me. I picked up a file from my desk, covered the bin and flew downstairs, opened the front door (in my underwear), and shook the bin to dislodge the beast. It sat grimly covering most of the base of the bin.
Torn between sheer terror and the fear of being seen half-dressed by my neighbours, I turned the bin upside down and legged it back into the house.
Later, much later, when I have found some courage (and finished dressing) I will lift the bin and look but not very hard, for the inhabitant.
Immense relief that there are now two huge spiders outside rather than in, is tinged with apprehension at the thought of further 'family', being in residence.
Can I have ny medal please?