'Twas the Eve of Imbolc and the night after the Full Blue Blood Super Moon.
I opened the front door to welcome the Goddess in, and there was the beautiful Moon, full and clear in the starry sky. I called Graham to come and have a look, as the previous night although we could see the Moon, it was through a gauzy veil of thin cloud.
And as I called Graham, Bridie shot past me through the door, down the path and out through the open garden gate.
'Oh no!' I thought, hoping we weren't in for a repeat of the previous day's slow motion chase (which really should have the theme to 'Dick Barton - secret agent.' dubbed over it)* But luckily Bridie hadn't gone far and was merely on the path outside the garden and kept peeping back though the gate at us to see if she was in trouble.
I casually went down the garden path calling, 'Here Bridie! Come on, Bridie!' as I went and as she danced back into the garden again, I quickly shut the gate.
I went back to the door to continue our welcome to the Goddess, so this year the call was:
'Bride is come! Bridie, come on!
Bride is welcome! Come on, Bridie, come on!'
And happily our Bridie and the Goddess both came in.
* I looked up the theme tune to this classic radio show on Google, and found that the tune is actually called 'Devil's Gallop' which is appropriate - do have a look for yourself