The older witch sighed. ‘Eventually, Mesrel, but it was amazing how much I needed for the foundations. I had to set up a constant repel the birds spell otherwise they’d have pecked it away. I wish I hadn’t bothered.’
‘You’re just tired after moving. Everyone feels like that.’ Mesrel sipped her witch’s brew. Others called it coffee.
‘It’s not that. I’ve just discovered I can’t even live in my new house.’
‘Why ever not?’
‘I’ve found out I’m allergic to ginger!’