Tuesday, September 19, 2006

'kin spiders...

Todays title is one of my favourite exclamations of recent times and often heard in the vicinty of a certain long-haired mate of mine.

However, my rationale for the phrase of choice this evening is not that I have been surprised by anything particularly, but simply that I am getting sick of 'kin spiders, although to be fair, it's not so much the little critters themselves.

Admittedly, I've never really been much of a fan and I deliberately searched for an arachnophobe-friendly illustration, but having spent a lot of money on a place of my own, I'm not about to give it up for some little eight legged intruders. As with the crane flies I've mentioned before, I'm not keen on killing them either, preferring wherever possible to perform the time honoured glass tumbler and postcard trick.

No, my raison de witter this evening is the very subject of the photo above - I've had enough of walking into their bloody webs. Anyone who's actually seen me would testify that it's an impressive web that would capture me long enough for Boris to come along and satisfy his appetite, but they can stop you in your tracks in a second, with a sudden need to flap and brush the miles of sticky silky thread from about your person.

I think things reached a head when I noticed one had spun a web across the entire width of my drive between the bungalow and the fence. There he was, sat in the middle of it, with a menacing grin [probably], watching me park the car on the other side of the gate and awaiting my countergambit. My crude response was to walk around the perimeter of the bungalow with an upturned brush, sending them all on their merry way to set up home elsewhere (hopefully still outside).

Of course, what I hadn't bargained on was that while I'd been busy at work all day, so had they. Like I said, 'kin spiders...


Cherrypie said...

There was one on my door handle when I came in just now. I was tempted to sit outside until Jack came home but it's likely to be late.

'kin spiders!

delcatto said...


Seany said...

Cherrypie - If it's any consolation, I had to face many more than I would have liked this evening, but the lawn needed to be cut!

Delcatto -
Look he's crawling up my wall
Black and hairy very small

They sure don't write 'em like that anymore!

Fil said...

Soz there Seany but I quite like spiders, not that they taste like chicken but everyone can have a leg lol ! Noo noo nothing along those lines really lol. Sat in Cathy's garden this afternoon watching a spider spin it's web, very clever boogas they are, and also quite soothing to watch.

After all, they catch those damn critters that smeg up my visor when I'm out on the Kawasaki !