Most of my books are in storage, including everything I have on insects and arachnids, so I wasn’t able to look up this tiny little chap that visited my garden today. It landed on the handle of my chimenea, which was fortunately not lit at the time. He/she was beautiful but even though I’m not scared of spiders, I wasn’t getting too close. Even though it can’t have been much more than a centimetre or two long, it had attitude! I don’t have a macro lens, and this was taken with a 28-300mm that happened to be on the camera, so the photo is a bit smudged. Looking at the “Guide to Garden Spiders” (Field Studies Council) I think that it is almost certainly a comb-footed spider (Paidiscura pallens).