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SQuicker than Michael Knight off on another lonely crusade, our petulant summer has finally stopped teasing us, put on its Burberry coat and flown the coop.
She said: "The children have definitely flown the coop so the property is too big for two people most of the time.
10& 11 Place in the sun Carole and Robin Hunter snap up a two-bedroom duplex in Torrevieja to enjoy their freedom now their kids have flown the coop.
For all of that time, caution has prevailed, but now caution has flown the coop, so to speak.
Moreover, most of his finely feathered friends had long since stooled him out or flown the coop.
Martha was America's first lady of gold-leaf designer lifestyle nesting, even though we knew that her E-ber-nest was so scary that her husband had flown the coop.
IS Charlie Bird still reporting from Asia or has he flown the coop after all the bad publicity he's got?
Personal life coach Catherine Clark of Guisborough offers parents whose kids have just flown the coop this advice: