A word in your ear... Sonny Boy, 'I am the top dog and this is my patch. I knew you were around last year but are you really going to take me on?'
Two hours later they were still at the territory defending. I had put money on Philippe all the way but as time went on I could see he was giving way. I had not seen Philippe for a while and not seen the new kid on the block either ever since the chicks came in a few times. Total new scenario here and in the fast fading light I could see the usurper was gaining a lot of ground. I'll call him Richard - no clue as to that I was in a former life a history teacher :)) Don't hold that against me.