This request remained unfulfilled for three days. Mike denied seeing the spider. 'Oh it must have disappeared in a crannie.' No way Mike! It was still there but he didn't look properly. Typical bloke.
Anyway, finally on Saturday the spider was relocated and only Mike would say...
'He was so well set up in there, I couldn't chuck him outside, I've put him in one of the stables. I'm sure he'll settle in fine.'
Well, one thing's certain for me, I'll settle much better in the shower knowing I'm not sharing it with such an enormous great arachnid.