.......said the spider to the fly. I used to become hysterical if a spider got anywhere near me. I am not so terrified of them these days but, having said that, if I see a big black hairy one I beat a very hasty retreat and scream for John to remove it. I had to admire the industriousness of this spider which has built a huge web at the side of the house. John said he is building up his row of flies in the same way I am building up my rows of cushions. As long as he stays in his parlour and doesn't come into mine, we will get along just fine.