Thursday, September 01, 2011


It's that time of year again.. the spiders decide they are cold and come clattering inside, posing silently in odd places until you notice them, screech, and look for something to put over and under them so you can chuck them outside again.
Unless, of course, they are Sweet Teensy Spider, a little feller who has taken residence on the sink tap in my bathroom, practicing spins and slidy-upsy-downsy-web (spider, not technology) games whenever the tap is not in use.
What an odd place to live! I was avoiding using the tap until I realised that I could not allow an archnid to dictate my hygiene practice.
How long will he last?


Sarah said...

Yes those little ones are fine. I hope he lasts a while.
One must have been living on my wing mirror for ages, as there is always a web there. I went to the hairdressers today, and a wasp was buzzing round me as my hair was being cut-making me most uneasy. My hairdresser laughed at me and said what harm can they do-well obvious really. Then she told me of her fear of spiders and I told her to get a spider hoover. Then, as I was paying, as if he had been listening, a little(ish) spider appeared on the counter. I saved him(and my hairdresser!) by finding something to put over and under him, then nearly chucked him on the next customers coming in!

Wilky of St Albans said...

So, all spiders are male are they? Tiny creatures that make you change your routines. Do I mean Spiders or do I mean Men?

And I guess the Black Widow, with her habit of eating the male after sex gets the feminist OK too?

Helen McCookerybook said...

Hi Sarah! I had one on my wing mirror too- maybe they are a special sort of spider!
Wilky- well, I made him male after reading in the newspaper that it's the male ones you see in your house; they are looking for female ones!
The Black Widow is a drag queen- didn't you know?

Anonymous said...

Here in New Zealand we can buy slug and snail pellets that are not toxic to birds or mammals and break down without poisoning the soil either. Read the packets carefully before buying, the old fashioned ones have their warnings in rather small print.