According to a National Trust survey reported in the Financial Times... while 30% of eight-to-11 year olds could not identify a magpie, 90% could spot a Dalek. This is a valuable survival skills for while magpies may be thieves, at least they will not try to EXTERMINATE you. If you have children who aren't certain what dangerous Daleks look like, my pictures show six nice little magpies and a solitary Dalek.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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