As I write my father, armed, chats to our security company which has arrived, summoned by his pressing the silent panic button to test its efficacy. The result of another possible attempt by the Patio Gang at Jay and Guy's next door.
The other side of the house is a bird paradise, or was till the corgis arrived. Razor wire is hidden in the living wall of exotic and indigenous tree and shrubs that provide food and shelter for the birds. Its snip-snipping earlier this week leads one to the unhappy conclusion that More might be needed. Not more wire, but More.