I heard a bizarre story about someone I do some work with. I had heard that she had been injured last week and required some emergency surgery on her face, which all sounded very painful. Then just as I was leaving work someone told me what had actually happened. Apparently she was walking along the street and not paying a lot of attention to what was going on around her and so didn’t notice the dumper truck reversing towards her… I don’t think it actually ran her over but she somehow ended up face down in the dumper truck and the impact of this seriously injured her face including needing some urgent dental work. I have no idea quite how she didn’t notice the truck or how you end up inside one by accident, but it all sounded incredibly painful and the sort of thing to be avoided.
Anyway, here is my latest addition to my household. This is Sidney the snake and I liberated him from the Natural History Museum.
Look at his lovely face, how could anyone resist him.
He is also jolly handy for keeping the drafts out. He is actually a rattle snake and if you shake his tail (or is that body? Do snakes have a tail?) he does rattle. I am very pleased with him.