This lovely, big black spider lives above the back door under the awning and he seems to be getting bigger and bigger, we'll measure him up against my finger in a month or so to see if he's put on a growth spurt.
Cunningly, his webs have been spun near the outside light so all the insects that are attracted to the light provide him or her, with a come to me take-away service.
In the spirit of the season he seems to have his Christmas sweater on too the black and brown markings do look a little Fair-isle in the patterning.
The boss always goes out the back door looking both ways and up just to make sure he isn't dangling by a thread, if he was the scream would send him straight back up to his web and into his spider's bed.
I wonder if he could give you a nip?