Nature is out to get me

Last weekend after getting back from our cycle, I took Alfie for a long walk. I didn’t bother showering before I left because it didn’t make sense and Alfie needed a walk. I got back from the walk and experienced something quite horrific.

I got ready to get in the shower. My hair was in plaits so I took them out and ran my fingers through it to untangle it. I felt something stuck in my hair and a sharp sting to my neck. I had already take my contact lenses out so couldn’t really see but when I looked in the mirror there was definitely something in there.

I panicked and shouted to Ben. I flipped my head upside down and yelled that there was something in my hair that had stung me. I was flailing about a bit and he couldn’t quite see through the voluminous mass that is my hair. His demeanour instantly changed as soon as he found what the ‘thing’ was. He started speaking in that calm, slow voice that you use with panicked animals. This freaked me out even more – the thing in my hair must be deadly, must be massive and dangerous.

He grabbed my hairbrush and started whacking at my hair in true Man Style. This scared me even more that he didn’t even want to touch the thing. I started crying and wailing like a lunatic, terrified this giant flesh eating spider was about to crawl up my hair onto my scalp.

Eventually he got it off me. The verdict: it was a wasp. I flopped onto the bed in a heap of emotional drainage.

Wasp I know I reacted in a very whimpish way but frankly it terrified me. Though it was quite funny afterwards. All occurred butt naked. Good times 😉

But then, not two days later another attack of nature. IMG_7889

I was drying my hands on our tea towel which was hanging from a hook and suddenly out dropped what I thought was a dead spider. It was all scrunched up and not moving. Then it jumped up after lulling us into a sense of false security. I balked and ran up the stairs, Alfie got the hell out of the kitchen and Ben was left to deal with the fiend. but I’m a bit of a weird one in that I hate killing thing so I made him take it down the road and throw it in a bush – far away from our house. I don’t want that thing making it’s way back to us!

Whew. Jeeeze. Nature is a bitch.

In other news. Alfie has been keeping a keen eye on my foam rolling lately. I’ve been using a tennis ball on my calves to help loosen them up. Sadly for him I’m using his ball. He used to get exciting but now he realises that ‘catch’ is no longer what’s about to happen.

IMG_7901 And again, where are his paws???

And on a random note, I found one of these at a petrol station.

Coconut Water and Lime It tasted amazing and was very refreshing. I’m quite impressed how mainstream coconut products are becoming!

What are you scared of?

How do you get rid of spiders?

What’s your favourite coconut product?

20 Replies to “Nature is out to get me”

  1. Oh dear God. I hate wasps so much. Last summer they were everywhere and I was stung twice while out running on the neck and chest, and then once a wasp somehow got into my bed and stung me multiple times on the leg. I try to be compassionate towards all creatures, but wasps really, really try my patience. I just can’t kill things though…so I shriek at spiders and hope they’ll go away and leave me alone 😉

    I’ll have to keep an eye out for that coconut water – it sounds gorgeous…but it can’t be anywhere near as gorgeous as Alfie. His expression is so morose, bless him. I’m sure he’ll live without his tennis ball for a little while longer. And his lack of paws is just so adorable…I wish I could take care of him for you while you’re away in Berlin! I don’t think I’d want to give him back though 😉

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    1. Yes wasps are evil. How terrible though to be stung multiple times?? Is it bees that die after they sting you once? I still couldn’t have killed it though – maybe if I had swatted it and accidentally killed it (wasp manslaughter) but I couldn’t have stamped on it or anything like that afterwards.
      Haha my mum is looking after Alfie while we’re away and she always says that “well he’s happy here now sorry!” but he always wants to come home or at least this is what I tell myself… 😉 Anyway she has THREE dogs she hardly needs one more.
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  2. Hello Anna!
    Your poor thing! I once had a bee sting and was very sick from it. Beeing Danish I was in chock with the size of the spiders they have here in Australia when I moved here, but now 17 years later, I am learning to live with them.
    To get back to the bees, they do make some yummy honey. I couldn’t live without honey!

  3. Argh how scary! I hate wasps, but I am terrified of spiders. I am afraid that I am not sentimental and would rather Andy sucked up the spiders with a hoover as otherwise they come back. I can manage the pin head spiders as they don’t move about much, but the big black ones scare me and normally leave me in tears.
    That coconut water sounds good- I really like either plain stuff or the vita coco that is with mango and peach, and I do use coconut oil in cooking. I do quite like coconut sugar but I don’t use that as much in things.
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  4. I’m sorry, but this made me laugh…especially when Ben was talking to you in ‘that calm, slow voice you use with panicked animals! I would have freaked had it been me though, especially the spider. I can’t believe he whacked you with a brush! Poor you! I don’t mind wasps normally, but if it was in my hair I wouldn’t have been happy. When we were on honeymoon I trapped three wasps under glasses during one meal!
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