Things are a bit lively and stressful at the moment as our new neighbours are having a new roof put on. B & T are let out every morning for literally a few minutes at about 6 a.m. before breakfast and I just have to pray Bunty won't be in the mood to do one of her disappearing acts as she would never come back while men were working. After that. they are kept indoors until the workmen finish which isn't proving very popular so I'm in bad books. Monday was very noisy with banging and drilling while they were erecting scaffolding, partly in our driveway and right outside our kitchen and bathroom. After a lot of complaining about being stuck indoors, especially from Toppy who obviously can't do his cat watch, they settled down in their tower. Toppy takes it all in his stride but Bunty was a bit on edge and when the noise got too close, she took herself off to the bedroom which is as far away as she could get. .. Yesterday, was a very edgy day, she didn't like the noise of the men removing the tiles at all and just kept restlessly walking from one room to another and not really settling. Toppy drove me mad yelling to be let out but he eventually gave up and went to bed. Thankfully, the men knocked off just after 3 o'clock (that's what they call a day's work nowadays ) so B & T could then go out for a couple of hours before teatime....as can the neighbour's cats of course. I feel really sorry for them being in their house while all this is going on so right in the thick of the action. Today will no doubt be worse because they will be working on our side right about six feet away. Bunty's been happily having her breakfast and playing with her mice but this will all change at 8.00 when the workmen arrive. I do hope they will be finished by Friday.