I've been whining about the spider that lives in the shower this week and then it occurred to me that many readers will be wondering why we don't wash it down the plug hole or dispatch it in some other way. The reason for this is that Mike won't kill anything. He calls himself a modern day Buddhist. I can't go near spiders, although there was a time when I would have flushed it down the plug hole. I guess it's Mike's influence after 15 years together. Fortunately we're moving away for the next week. Our friends are off to France for half term and we're moving into their house and looking after their two gorgeous kittens. I can't wait and feel as though I'm going on holiday. Oh, the freedom to roam from room to room and a bath tub to name a couple of everyday life happenings that are a treat for me. So, now I need to get organised and take myself over there and NO spiders in their showers (or bath tub). Woop, woop. Have a great banky everyone.
Craziness upon craziness the big ole critter of a beast in the spider world has returned to haunt me. I know I didn't tag, measure or put a GPS tracker on last week's arachnid but it seems mighty strange that a spider if the same proportions should have returned to the exact spot on the shower ceiling where it was before. My shower, spoiled again this morning because as soon as I saw it lurking round the corner, I just couldn't relax. I had to get on and get out. I'm hoping Mike will do the honours again and move him. I guess he didn't like his new home in the stable after all. But do spiders have homing instincts? It doesn't seem possible, Mike has poo poo'd my foolish notion, but it really does look the same. I can't say he looked out of breath after such a long walk home. Any experts out there please step forward and share knowledge.
There is a picture below of my fellow shower dweller.
'Mike, there's a huge spider in the shower. Please could you move it for me. It's on the ceiling and it puts me off in case it moves around'.
This request remained unfulfilled for three days. Mike denied seeing the spider. 'Oh it must have disappeared in a crannie.' No way Mike! It was still there but he didn't look properly. Typical bloke.
Anyway, finally on Saturday the spider was relocated and only Mike would say...
'He was so well set up in there, I couldn't chuck him outside, I've put him in one of the stables. I'm sure he'll settle in fine.'
Well, one thing's certain for me, I'll settle much better in the shower knowing I'm not sharing it with such an enormous great arachnid.
What a great photo, taken by my colleague, Jim. This activity is called lekking in birdie language, pleasant for pheasants I wonder?
More photos on the Lost Geordie Blog.
Jim is one of my colleagues and he's an avid birdwatcher. His blog has loads of beautiful photographs of birds. I was hoping to post an amazing photo of two pheasants in a tussle over a female. Except on his blog this is called lekking, another new word. Anyway, his photos aren't displaying so I can't post one here for you. I'll ask him next week and the image will appear on a future post.
It's still soooo cold and I have 2 vests and 2 jackets on today. Later Mike and I are heading off to The Railway in North Elmham to see some bands, but as usual I'll bet I'm freezing cold. I've spent some tiime today updating the website with photos.
Below is a masterchef video. Please take time to watch it - it could even inspire you for motorhome cooking. Who needs a recipe book with ideas like these? It only lasts for 3 minutes so do make the effort.
Do have a great long weekend everyone. Ali and Mike
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