And i’m Awake…….. Night Terror’s

The bane of every parents night…. night terror’s! It starts off when they are small but then you get used to being awake at night with feeds and nappy changes etc but ‘Mum there is a massive spider on the ceiling over my bed and you have to come and kill it right now’ waking you from a very deep sleep is really not my favorite thing to hear at 1.45 am from my 16 year old terror! Having jumped feet from being woken so abruptly my first thought is ‘deal with it!’ my second thought is ‘damn i’m awake.’ Now i know when i have dragged my body into the terror’s bedroom that this massive spider is going to be, well, not so big at all, i also know that even though i have my glasses on the chances of me seeing this spider and dealing with it are slim as my eyes just are not awake enough to actually see straight yet. Navigating the stairs to the terror’s bedroom and squinting in the light i can see, well almost, that i am right, it’s not the camel spider i’m led to believe. I gave it a wake, loose it, smack a few poster’s in an attempt to be seen to be getting rid of it, moan at terror about being woken at stupid o’clock and retreat back to my bed. But now i’m awake! Thanks Kid. I also discover that i am not the only one awake as it looks like both terror’s haven’t been to sleep at all yet….. Grrrrrrrrr teenager’s! You may find the following images slightly ugh! The top image is what i thought i was dealing with, the bottom one sort of what i found.

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Late Summer

As summer has come to an end and Autumn rears its head we have started to put our garden to bed for another year. I have enjoyed our garden this summer, it had good colour, shape and scents, the roses were lovely and are still in bloom though the flowers are smaller now. And into the garden have crept ‘the spiders’ every where you look there is a web of one size or another. Every day it is a torment to walk up the garden to the bin, spider webs strung across the path from the shed to the tree to the washing line and there in the middle at face height, ‘the spider’ waits to snag you and make you scream like a girl! I have watched them grow fat on flies, starting as tiny things now they are huge monsters, fat and hairy ready to crawl on the unwary. I can see the beauty in their homes, those lacy webs sparkling in the morning dew but oh heavens what lurks in the middle to some is beauty but to me is just one big ugly splat! I am now waiting for the gardener to come and finish pruning and pulling, planting and tidying because I AM NOT GOING OUT THERE WHILE ITS FULL OF SPIDERS no how no way, full stop! I have managed, with a body guard, to photograph these eight legged scary arachnids, i hope you enjoy the pictures i certainly didn’t really enjoy taking them 😉 red spider 2