Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Now is the Winter of our discontent......
I hasten to add not This evening. This evening was distinguished by very heavy rain which is often the case as Autumn lowers the temperatures and the available light.
Caught up in my usual weekly fix of "Holby City", I had forgotten that not only had I not drawn the upstairs blinds but had foolishly neglected to close the casements.
When I finally got upstairs and headed for the 'little room' alleged third bedroom (presumably for a small rodent) I suddenly spotted high on the wall by the open window..........yes, my bete noir, a large, very black spider.
For those of a nervous disposition (The Vernacular Vicar for example), I will refrain from a detailed description of the arachnid in question. Suffice to say, I retreated at speed, headed for my trusty 'dust buster' and with only a mild hysterical screech lifted the invader and flicked it out of the window, which I then closed at the speed of light, pulling the blind down and still shuddering left the room.
Generally speaking, I like Autumn as a season, but, it is alas the season when 'things' like to enter warm dry houses to escape from the rain and wind and hopefully, take up residence. NIMBY or rather, not in my house thankyou.
It is quite useless to explain that they are more frightened of me than I am of them. I would dispute that with my last breath, should i be able to take one. Irrational it may be, but it is clearly 'that' time of year again and I will very quickly remember to close windows and pull blinds down while it is still light - having first examined minutely every nook and cranny first.
Much as I love most small living creatures I am quite prepared to make an exception in the case of THEM.