(for lis, and anyone else who may be confused by my magpie obsession)
one for sorrow
two for joy
three for a girl
four for a boy
five for silver
six for gold
and seven for a secret
never to be told.
magpies are not the nicest birds. for more information on them see here. (edited to add this link is better)
so i am wishing you all joy. and i hope the pair of magpies brings you luck.
(trousers, erin, jorgelina, stephen, becky, caroline and the other novel racers/ex novel racers and my other lovely readers - i wish you all joy too. please don't think i've forgotten you!)