A while ago, I commented on our frustration at arriving at Brigstock to find the cat-groomers all locked up. They had also failed to return any of my calls leading up to the date.
Ann and I both thought that something strange was going on, but we couldn't work it out.
Fast-forward to tonight and Ann's hairdresser mentioned that a breeder in Brigstock was under arrest for mis-treatment of animals and rumour has it she'd 'done a runner'.
This may all be a coincidence, but Brigstock isn't a particularly large village, so who knows? The BBC ran a short news item on the event.