Monday, 20 October 2014

The third sighting.

Yes.   It happened.   Later on Saturday evening, watching the  television, settled down for the evening, slippers on, drink in hand (campari and tonic), 'Strictly' progressing well on the screen (apart from the glimpse we would rather not have had of Brendan's split trousers) IT arrived.   It scampered across the floor towards the screen as though it intended to do the Cha-cha and shot behind the television into the corner.   I screamed.   The farmer laughed and derided me suggesting I was far bigger than it was.  After pleading he agreed to get up, get a glass from the corner cupboard, find a card and trap the thing.   Bringing it VERY close to my face as he went out, he took it into the yard and deposited it on the hedge of next door's vegetable garden.  I hope it decided to over-Winter in mybrother-in-law's house now.  Was it the same one?   I sincerely hope so - I don't want two of that size in the house.

Our friends from the Netherlands brought us a huge quantity of bulbs when they came to visit a couple of weeks ago.   Yesterday the farmer dug over a bed just outside the landing window, dug plenty of manure, compost and grit into it and scattered about a hundred tulip bulbs and planted them.   Now, every time I go upstairs in March and April I should be treated to a wonderful display right outside the window.   We have to look forward to the Spring bulbs don't we?   That's how we get through whatever Winter has to throw at us.

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Planting bulbs is a super fall task - with thoughts of spring already.
Sorry about the spider...
turning decidedly cooler here.

Bovey Belle said...

I got rid of our tunnel web spider on the half landing yesterday and he is now a Stable Spider.

I still have some bulbs to put in (all tulips, so snap!) in pots and planters so must shake a leg over that.

MorningAJ said...

I've not planted anything new this year. I really must before it's too late!

I hope your 8-legged friend realises she's not welcome and stays away now.

Joanne Noragon said...

Hooray for spring. Only six or seven months away.

Gwil W said...

Just a coincidence you were knocking hitting the campari when the arachnid appeared . . . it has a similar effect on me but usually see pink elephants ;)

Gwil W said...

I mean sipping a glass . .

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a lovely view that will be in the spring.

Glad the spider was relocated - ours are building bit webs this time of the year and I prefer they stay outdoors too.

valerie greeley said...

As long as they don't sting or come too close and they do eat flies.

Yes, we need our bulbs, yours will be spectacular. x

Heather said...

Glad the farmer came to your rescue, even if he did tease you a bit. How lovely that bed of tulips will look next year - something to look forward when winter is doing it's worst.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, YAY for you...bulbs from Holland...mine come from Wal-Mart!!!!

Linda
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angryparsnip said...

hahaha IT came back !

What a wonderful treat from your friends. Between you and @mrsnesbitt I will have some lovely blog posts to look at.

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

I brought a small step ladder into the kitchen yesterday, and a large bright green (very fast) spider ran out from underneath it. I've not seen a bright green spider before, so being cautious I swatted it. One never knows!

Becca McCallum said...

Ugh spiders...I am normally brave enough to trap them and take them outside. Normally.

All my tulip bulbs are in, yay!