mistletoe: (eek)
First a new mouse invasion! Currently it was a loner, but I have only had one night and one trap so we'll see what happens tonight. By they're cheeky buggers. I have a humane trap so I don't have to deal with little bodies and so on. When I opened the cupboard where the trap was I saw it had sprung. Shining a torch the creature was pretending to be dead. Or it could have been asleep because its eyes were tight shut. But when I got the trap into clear sight, there it was staring at me with its beady little eyes. Actually it was really cute looking. so I wrapped the trap in the kitchen towel and took it down into the garden and opened the trap door beside the hedge and left it. When I came back from the doctor's the mouse was gone.

Nothing alarming at the doctor's just some blood taken and an ecg which was normal. The blood was fasting blood so I had to go without food and drink from 9 o'clock last night until 10 this morning. That first cup of coffee was nectar I tell you! Had scrambled egg on toast since then and another cup of coffee, Starbuck's Colombian this time.

And the new season's fixtures came out while I was there. Not a bad start: Birmingham at home and West Brom away and a nice no jitters run in at the end. I feel even more optimistic than usual. Boxing Day is Man Utd away so that'll be on the telly as no doubt will the first day fixture between United and the Magpies. Ha ha ha. August 12th here we come. More glorious than usual (grouse shooting season starts on the glorious 12th)

So Argentina are showing their pedigree a bit more at the moment against South Korea, leading 2-0. I think they may have peaked at just the right time after a shocking qualification run. My worship of Messi proves accurate as usual and Maradona seems to be using him correctly now. Of course if things go pear-shaped who knows how the mamager reacts. As I type. Messi has just beaten 5 men on the edge of the box and missed the chip wide. Goalie beaten all ends up. And S Korea have just scored! Shocking defending.

Portugal were disappointing and Ronaldo got the pet lip on. Thanks to Danny Baker here is an unexpected lookalike. I like Danny Baker and the silly yet amusing show he does on Radio 5. Last night somebody noticed a palindromic scoreline: Ned 0 0 Den Good eh?
Anyway here is the lookalike which may not come across thanks to poor choice of images on my part. Still, the pose looks the same.



          Cliff Richard 1962                                           Cristiano Ronaldo 2009

So there we are. Beautiful weather today so the mouse will be getting a suntan. Hope he was the only one in the house.
mistletoe: (eek)
First a new mouse invasion! Currently it was a loner, but I have only had one night and one trap so we'll see what happens tonight. By they're cheeky buggers. I have a humane trap so I don't have to deal with little bodies and so on. When I opened the cupboard where the trap was I saw it had sprung. Shining a torch the creature was pretending to be dead. Or it could have been asleep because its eyes were tight shut. But when I got the trap into clear sight, there it was staring at me with its beady little eyes. Actually it was really cute looking. so I wrapped the trap in the kitchen towel and took it down into the garden and opened the trap door beside the hedge and left it. When I came back from the doctor's the mouse was gone.

Nothing alarming at the doctor's just some blood taken and an ecg which was normal. The blood was fasting blood so I had to go without food and drink from 9 o'clock last night until 10 this morning. That first cup of coffee was nectar I tell you! Had scrambled egg on toast since then and another cup of coffee, Starbuck's Colombian this time.

And the new season's fixtures came out while I was there. Not a bad start: Birmingham at home and West Brom away and a nice no jitters run in at the end. I feel even more optimistic than usual. Boxing Day is Man Utd away so that'll be on the telly as no doubt will the first day fixture between United and the Magpies. Ha ha ha. August 12th here we come. More glorious than usual (grouse shooting season starts on the glorious 12th)

So Argentina are showing their pedigree a bit more at the moment against South Korea, leading 2-0. I think they may have peaked at just the right time after a shocking qualification run. My worship of Messi proves accurate as usual and Maradona seems to be using him correctly now. Of course if things go pear-shaped who knows how the mamager reacts. As I type. Messi has just beaten 5 men on the edge of the box and missed the chip wide. Goalie beaten all ends up. And S Korea have just scored! Shocking defending.

Portugal were disappointing and Ronaldo got the pet lip on. Thanks to Danny Baker here is an unexpected lookalike. I like Danny Baker and the silly yet amusing show he does on Radio 5. Last night somebody noticed a palindromic scoreline: Ned 0 0 Den Good eh?
Anyway here is the lookalike which may not come across thanks to poor choice of images on my part. Still, the pose looks the same.



          Cliff Richard 1962                                           Cristiano Ronaldo 2009

So there we are. Beautiful weather today so the mouse will be getting a suntan. Hope he was the only one in the house.
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Well, that's Bank Holidays over for another year, although if Mr Brown our Prime Minister gets his way we'll have another in November 'cos we are lagging behind the rest of Europe in meaningless necessary rest from hard labour.

For a change the weather was quite pleasant, positively hot on Saturday while memsahib and me were on duty at church. Not a visitor until 3.50, 10 minutes before locking up time. However, the ladies were so nice, and put £5 on the collection plate, so we lingered.

Yesterday 3 of us went to the Riverside for Durham against Yorkshire pro-40 cricket. Pitiful affair really. Yorkshire were 0-3 before we even got there and they struggled to 122 all out with Anthony McGrath getting his 50 in 109 balls.

Needless to say Phil Mustard knocked 50 off 27 balls in Durham's winning reply, with 15 overs to spare. In the car by 6 o'clock and home by 7.

Now I have to wait in all day for the gas man again. I hope he doesn't come at 6 o'clock.

Shock Horror! I dropped one of my feverfew tablets this morning and when I lifted the settee cushion to look for it I found a desiccated mouse. Of course I was holding it before I realised what it was. I did not scream, drop it, or throw up, but calmly disposed of it in the bin. Is proud of bravery. Now if only I could handle spiders. Of course all sorts of horrible scenarios as to how the mouse got there and how it died are flashing through my brain. e.g. I sat on it. Let's hope it was natural causes. 

To jolly myself along as I enter the final week of freedom from work - why do these 6 weeks go so quickly - I gakked this from [personal profile] theantijoss . She got it elsewhere. I deny vehemently having anything to do with No. 6, but am quite cheerfully disposed towards all the rest.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Mistletoe54!

  1. The air around mistletoe54 is superheated to about five times the temperature of the sun!
  2. In Japan it is considered rude to talk with mistletoe54 in your mouth!
  3. During World War II, Americans tried to train mistletoe54 to drop bombs.
  4. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled mistletoe54.
  5. The risk of being struck by mistletoe54 is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
  6. The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington D.C., by mistletoe54.
  7. Mistletoe54olatry is the mindless worship of mistletoe54!
  8. Edinburgh imports three thousand kilograms of mistletoe54 every year!
  9. In Ancient Egypt, people wore glittery eyeshadow made from the crushed shells of mistletoe54.
  10. Mistletoe54 was originally called Cheerioats!
I am interested in - do tell me about

I might put up a couple of pictures of the church (not of Scientology) which is actually late Saxon and therefore over 1000 years old although most of it is now 18th/19th century. There are one or two surviving things.

mistletoe: (Default)
Well, that's Bank Holidays over for another year, although if Mr Brown our Prime Minister gets his way we'll have another in November 'cos we are lagging behind the rest of Europe in meaningless necessary rest from hard labour.

For a change the weather was quite pleasant, positively hot on Saturday while memsahib and me were on duty at church. Not a visitor until 3.50, 10 minutes before locking up time. However, the ladies were so nice, and put £5 on the collection plate, so we lingered.

Yesterday 3 of us went to the Riverside for Durham against Yorkshire pro-40 cricket. Pitiful affair really. Yorkshire were 0-3 before we even got there and they struggled to 122 all out with Anthony McGrath getting his 50 in 109 balls.

Needless to say Phil Mustard knocked 50 off 27 balls in Durham's winning reply, with 15 overs to spare. In the car by 6 o'clock and home by 7.

Now I have to wait in all day for the gas man again. I hope he doesn't come at 6 o'clock.

Shock Horror! I dropped one of my feverfew tablets this morning and when I lifted the settee cushion to look for it I found a desiccated mouse. Of course I was holding it before I realised what it was. I did not scream, drop it, or throw up, but calmly disposed of it in the bin. Is proud of bravery. Now if only I could handle spiders. Of course all sorts of horrible scenarios as to how the mouse got there and how it died are flashing through my brain. e.g. I sat on it. Let's hope it was natural causes. 

To jolly myself along as I enter the final week of freedom from work - why do these 6 weeks go so quickly - I gakked this from [personal profile] theantijoss . She got it elsewhere. I deny vehemently having anything to do with No. 6, but am quite cheerfully disposed towards all the rest.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Mistletoe54!

  1. The air around mistletoe54 is superheated to about five times the temperature of the sun!
  2. In Japan it is considered rude to talk with mistletoe54 in your mouth!
  3. During World War II, Americans tried to train mistletoe54 to drop bombs.
  4. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled mistletoe54.
  5. The risk of being struck by mistletoe54 is one occurrence every 9,300 years.
  6. The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington D.C., by mistletoe54.
  7. Mistletoe54olatry is the mindless worship of mistletoe54!
  8. Edinburgh imports three thousand kilograms of mistletoe54 every year!
  9. In Ancient Egypt, people wore glittery eyeshadow made from the crushed shells of mistletoe54.
  10. Mistletoe54 was originally called Cheerioats!
I am interested in - do tell me about

I might put up a couple of pictures of the church (not of Scientology) which is actually late Saxon and therefore over 1000 years old although most of it is now 18th/19th century. There are one or two surviving things.

Eeep!

May. 25th, 2007 08:46 pm
mistletoe: (Mousey)
OK I live in an upstairs flat. So how did a mouse get in? I have had my suspicions for a couple of weeks that I had a new flatmate: a squished chocolate in the bathroom that I assumed had somehow got carried there on me, then a biscuit that had been nibbled. On Wednesday I got up to discover a caramel shortbread had had most of the chocolate nibbled off with tell-tale little toothmarks on the rest. Ah ha, mousey!

What to do? I consulted friends at school. Pat suggested the Council pest control people which seemed a bit overkill to me; after all. I wasn't infested. Yvette, who has experience of such things, knew of the whereabouts of one of those humane trap thingies at the Hardware shop in her village, So, as it was a free Wednesday afternoon, I drove down post haste and purchased a nifty little box thing for £4.99.

The mousey obviously had a sweet tooth so I sacrificed a Marks and Spencer Florentine full of chocolate and scrummy nuts as bait. I left the trap in the same place as the caramel shortbread had been and went to bed....

Next morning - the trap was sprung! I studiously ignored it even though I could hear gnawing noises from inside and waited until I had to go to work. I carried the trap downstairs and popped over to the hedge near my house. With great trepidation I opened the box. Would it leap out and go for the jugular? Pointing the box towards the hedge I waited. Nothing. I gave it a little shake. Nothing. Daringly I looked in the box. The tinker had gone back down the other end away from the open end. So I gave it a real rattle and out it popped and leapt for the hedge. It was a lovely little field mouse, looking remarkably plump. Not surprising really as I discovered it had eaten the whole Florentine.

e.t.a. Caught another one this morning. I suspect the bathroom as port of entry. We have covered the hole round the sink pipe with brown parcel tape and set the trap nearby to await further developments.

Eeep!

May. 25th, 2007 08:46 pm
mistletoe: (Mousey)
OK I live in an upstairs flat. So how did a mouse get in? I have had my suspicions for a couple of weeks that I had a new flatmate: a squished chocolate in the bathroom that I assumed had somehow got carried there on me, then a biscuit that had been nibbled. On Wednesday I got up to discover a caramel shortbread had had most of the chocolate nibbled off with tell-tale little toothmarks on the rest. Ah ha, mousey!

What to do? I consulted friends at school. Pat suggested the Council pest control people which seemed a bit overkill to me; after all. I wasn't infested. Yvette, who has experience of such things, knew of the whereabouts of one of those humane trap thingies at the Hardware shop in her village, So, as it was a free Wednesday afternoon, I drove down post haste and purchased a nifty little box thing for £4.99.

The mousey obviously had a sweet tooth so I sacrificed a Marks and Spencer Florentine full of chocolate and scrummy nuts as bait. I left the trap in the same place as the caramel shortbread had been and went to bed....

Next morning - the trap was sprung! I studiously ignored it even though I could hear gnawing noises from inside and waited until I had to go to work. I carried the trap downstairs and popped over to the hedge near my house. With great trepidation I opened the box. Would it leap out and go for the jugular? Pointing the box towards the hedge I waited. Nothing. I gave it a little shake. Nothing. Daringly I looked in the box. The tinker had gone back down the other end away from the open end. So I gave it a real rattle and out it popped and leapt for the hedge. It was a lovely little field mouse, looking remarkably plump. Not surprising really as I discovered it had eaten the whole Florentine.

e.t.a. Caught another one this morning. I suspect the bathroom as port of entry. We have covered the hole round the sink pipe with brown parcel tape and set the trap nearby to await further developments.

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