Thursday, 28 June 2007

Bzzz Bzzz Bzzz, Nasty Little Critters!!!

What did Duncan find in the garden on Saturday??? Well, we believe it is a type of wasps nest, but maybe it's a type of hornet - who knows as we've never seen anything like it!!! I've emailed 'What's That Bug?' to see if I can gt an exact ID on them, I think they may be Paper Wasps - but I am not 100% certain!

The critters that were building it & residing there looked like standard wasps but in reverse, ie: instead of having a mainly yellow body with black stripes, they had a mainly black body with yellow stripes - WEIRD!!!

We got some Nippon nest killer spray from the Garden Center & when Duncan got in at 1am after his gig, he did the task of spraying it in their entrance while they were sleeping - that's how I managed to get a shot of one of them... Funny looking things, aren't they?

I also spotted this strange beetle in the garden, lovely shade of red don't ya think???

Wonder what other critters I'll come across this year in the UK?
Watch this space for more weird & wonderful creepy crawlies...

Sunday, 24 June 2007

What a BuSy week...

How busy am I this week??? As it stands at this moment I have the following going on:

  • Monday - Bounce Back course after school with Cameron 3.30pm - 4.45pm
  • Tuesday - My friend Sam is over with her 1 yr old Freddie in the am, then after dropping Hermione at Nursery at 12.45pm I am helping out at the school for their special fund-raising day 1pm - 3pm, then I go to Slimming World at 6.15pm (I weigh everyone so have to get thee early)
  • Wednesday - Taking Anneliese to baby clinic at 1.30pm to get her weighed (it's been 4 weeks since she was last weighed) , then Cameron is off to the Dr's at 4.10pm
  • Thursday - Anneliese has her 3rd set of vaccinations at 4.30pm, then I m out at Karaoke 9pm as Duncan has a new monthly gig
  • Friday - My friend Sam is over in the am again with Freddie
  • Saturday - we have another friends little girls 1st birthday party & BBQ at 2.30pm

Bound to get some other friends wanting to meet up for coffee during the week sometime too, god knows when I will fit it in with all the housework & feeding Anneliese & everything else - LOL!!!

A woman's work is never done...

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Grrrr ~ Pens & Hermione Just Don't Go!!!

Why oh why does my daughter insist on getting hold of pens & drawing on things she shouldn't??? Now when she was very little I could understand this as she didn't know any better, but she has been told a million & one times since she 1st did it with a biro that she should only use pencils & only draw on paper or in colouring books...

I stupidly left a Permanent Marker on the table & whie doing the banking on the PC Hermione decides that she should remove the lid & draw in her pop-up fairy house ~ now this isn't too big a deal as it's her house after all & if she ruins it then it's her loss, but she not only drew on the inside of this she also decided that she would draw on her legs & her school uniform!!!

Now if it had been an old school dress then I'd not be so damn cross, but we just took the label off this dress today... It's brand damn spanking NEW!!!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, kids what do you do with them???

Now she can wear this dress till it's too small pen stain & all, but I can't keep it for Anneliese which I am fed-up about as school uniform costs a fortune & now I have not one summer dress to keep for Anneliese as the other two Hermione has are stained with black paint from Nursery!!!

Tut, tut, tut ~ Think I'll stick her in a black bag from now on & save my money!!!

You'd think butter wouldn't melt, wouldn't you???