Just an a dull moment during the middle of the day hustle and bustle of typical office life. The big highlight of the day while chit-chatting with the family over home cooked spaghetti and the microwaved steamed veggies will be that a bird "...somehow managed to get in the office today. We called Maintenance though, they caught it and took it outside." "Hmm," your wife will reply. "So how was your day?" you'll ask in return.
This little diddy was largely influenced by the art work of Jim Kay who illustrated the most amazing novel A Monster Call by the Patrick Ness. The story, narration and illustrations are haunting, tragic and beautiful.
So, as this book has burned an impression in my subconscious like a half remembered dream, I give you the humble magpie, hoarding her jewels.