Did the Earth Move for You?
Becky had just gone to bed and I was not long behind her. I crawled into the sack but my mind was still racing, having just slaved over a client's website for the last couple of hours whilst keeping one eye on The Wedding Crashers.
I was tired to say the least. And yet, when my head touched the pillow, I was not ready to sleep.
It was nearly 1am. I lay there; tired, brain still in overdrive, contemplating going back downstairs to work until Xam. I heard a noise. A rattle. Or a scratch? It was like my cat repeatedly scratching on the door, it sort of came from that direction.
I got up. Saffron was not at the bedroom door, so it must have been from the ground floor. She must have locked herself in the sitting room, so I went downstairs. I opened the lounge door and she was there on her blanket, curled up and cosy.
Hah, I must have been going mad, hearing rattles in the middle of the night. To bed. To sleep. Perchance to have some meaningful dream and wake up with an answer to save the planet, to world peace, to make a million...
I roll into work and my boss says "Did you hear there was an earthquake last night?"
Funny that - I heard someone talking about earthquakes on the radio on my drive in...
And it seems that there was an earthquake here in England last night. It was a couple of hundred miles away but it measured 5.3 on the sphincter scale. It must have shaken the house ever-so gently here in Farnborough.
Something similar happened a few years back when I heard things go kaboom in the night.
Peace to the night owls ;)