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Summer time and the Living ISN’T easy!

Posted in HOME with tags , , on September 10, 2009 by echostains

alfresco eating

alfresco eating

We’ve not had much of a Summer this year (or for the last few years come to think of it…), so it’s great when the sun comes out in September and a great cause for celebration! And sitting outside a beautiful pub with a drink and a meal is a rare treat…or at least it SHOULD be.  But alas, it was never to be – thanks to wasps!  Hideous vindictive little blighters they are!  I saw several peoples Al fresco meals ruined because of these dive bombers!

wasp even the name strikes terror

wasp even the name strikes terror

The first one we encountered, was obliterated by an angry man (whose meal it had just crawled all over) he chose to take the creature out by mash potato…yes, death by mash potato! don’t ask…. Then  the wasps mate dived into the mans pint, swam right down to the bottom, and EMERGED unscathed and flew off (no doubt refreshed after it’s dip!)  However, another one (no doubt copying it’s mate) thought it would follow suit in MY drink…and drowned!  Oh deary deary me……

Mighty Moth at least he was a real hero! (er he wasn't a REAL moth either...)

Mighty Moth at least he was a real hero! (er he wasn't a REAL moth either...)

Most wasps apparently are paper wasps. This is what they eat (or in their case, drink).  Warning: Reading this has NOT endeared me to them!

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Britains got Sunshine and I Want a piece!

Posted in HOME with tags , , on May 30, 2009 by echostains

Falmouth, taken a few years ago.  Proof that there is a sun

Falmouth, taken a few years ago. Proof that there is a sun

Sod this for a bag of darts!  I’m off out in the sunshine, whilst it still lasts!  This weather doesn’t last very long.  For all I know, I may be actually looking at the Summer!  It’s happened every year…just when you thought Summer had started… 2 or 3 days is all you got: that was IT!

remnants of a lovely day

remnants of a lovely day

Heres my earlier post (180th)