It was H who first noticed, what appeared to be a caterpillar crawling out of a piece of twig on the terrace. On closer inspection we realised that his intention was not to leave his 'tree house' but to creep along the tiles taking it with him. We got to wondering whether we were witnessing one of natures miracles and that in fact this tiny creature was in the process of creating some kind of elaborate chrysalis. A few hours later the little chap had crept approximately 10metres and then had the energy to crawl up the side of a brick where he is now firmly attached.
We would dearly love to see him complete the metamorphsis and appear as the butterfly/moth he's intending to become. It would be too much of a fluke to expect to be around at the magic moment ... but who knows. If anyone reading this knows how long the process is likely to take ... I'd be grateful to hear from you.