Can you identify this spider?

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Wednesday 24 August 2011 8.47am
He's been wandering about the ceiling for a few days now and can jump. Likes to stay near the window but can explore the whole ceiling. Saw one exactly the same last summer, might be the same one. I don't mind spiders so he's quite safe.
Wednesday 24 August 2011 2.44pm
It looks like an orb spider to me. I can't quite see in your pic. Does it look like Meta merianae at the bottom of section 6 in this link?
Thursday 25 August 2011 8.28am
Cheers beetroot. That is certainly the closest in appearance but the preferred habitat doesn't seem to fit. Can't find it today to get a better photo and there's no web visible unless it's outside the window and he just wanders in now and then.
Thursday 25 August 2011 12.07pm
I think the web will be very small, phoney. I'm no expert but I wouldn't take the description of the habitat too rigidly. I've seen them in places that are just a bit shaded, assuming they are the same spider, of course.

I saw a pair of wasp spiders in Deptford last year.
Thursday 25 August 2011 5.53pm
That spider is the notorious Sammy "The Creeper" Smith.

He did a 10 year stretch in Parkhurst for fly murder.

Call the rozzers now mate - don't listen to his web of lies!
Monday 3 October 2011 11.54am
hahaha. Loved that Boss St Bloke :)
Monday 17 October 2011 10.46am
Oh very good boss st,he's probably read that and legged it now.

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