I never believed that crickets were as noisy as they are made out to be in film sound tracks. But I was wrong. They are really noisy. Tonight, whilst watching TV, I realised that the cricket sound effect had continued into the ad break. That it wasn’t coming from the TV at all but from somewhere inside my house. Marty is always assuring me that the insects he buys for his dragon will not escape from the dragon’s tank. That I won’t find them crawling around the house. I suppose he is right about the crickets. I can’t find them – but I know they are out there.